Exploration of New Understanding of ‘Culture’.


Culture is a term which has various definitions with many contradictions. A general apprehension about the culture limits it to a broad or narrow sense of homogeneity and in the need of certain exclusion. The present understanding of culture is inevitably responsible for conflict between two cultures. The solicitation to particular belief or value system usually makes society dogmatic in the long run. Our cultures in the human world invariably claim to have an authority on righteousness. They usually claim their superiority over other cultures despite the theoretical covering of mutual respect to each other. This paper is intended to critically analyze the present understanding of culture and will also explore the prospective understanding of culture which can be relevant to the new changing world. Can we create a new understanding of culture cutting across physical frontiers of globe and treading beyond the dogmas of superiority of righteousness? Can heterogeneity and inclusion be considered and appreciated as the values in the new understanding of culture? Can the universality of human beings along with the equal cooperation of other living and non- living, visible-invisible entities become a vast plank of understanding to this prospective culture? This proposed paper will try to explore a fresh understanding of culture in the light of above questions.

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Yogi Chaitanya Prakash,Osaka University, Japan

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Conference: ACCS2016
Stream: Cultural Studies

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