Culture is often associated with race and ethnicity. However, culture is a framework of values, attitudes, traditions, beliefs and standards of behaviour that regulate social groups in terms of individual and group behaviour. For every aspect of our identity (region and city we live in, religion, sexual orientation, age group, etc.) there are a set of standards, beliefs and values that we follow, i.e. a culture.
See also Cultural Orientation and Personal Identity« Back to Glossary Index