Definition of Culture

- By Bahram Maskanian

Culture is the totality of all socially generated and transmitted inventions, knowledge, and behavioral patterns, such as, but not limited to: scientific and intellectual discoveries, educational advancement, philosophical, ethical, economical, political and artistic productions and activities; in support of any and all social evolution, institutions, and all other products of a humankind - womankind and mankind - civilization, activities and thoughts. The said patterns, characters, and behaviors resulting in the production of social advancement and enlighten behaviors are considered to be the cultural expression of a particular society, period, class, community, or population. - These patterns, traits, and innovations are measured with respect to a particular historic time and category, such as a field, subject, time, and or mode of expression, such as, but not limited to: Ethical Culture, Musical Culture, and so on.