Cultures

Some articles on cultures, culture:

Ceramic Art
... There is a long history of ceramic art in almost all developed cultures, and often ceramic objects are all the artistic evidence left from vanished cultures, like that of the Nok in Africa over 2,000 years ago ... Cultures especially noted for ceramics include the Chinese, Cretan, Greek, Persian, Mayan, Japanese, and Korean cultures, as well as the modern Western cultures ...
Tools of Clinical Pathology - Cultures
... A big part of the examinations of clinical pathology, primarily in medical microbiology, use culture media ... Those allow, for example, the description of one or several infectious agents responsible of the clinical signs ...
Captivity Narrative
... "other", as well as what the narratives reveal about the settlers' sense of themselves and their culture, and the experience of crossing the line to another ... Colley has studied the long history of English captivity in other cultures, both the Barbary pirate captives who preceded those in North America, and British captives ...
Child Sacrifice In Pre-Columbian Cultures
... child sacrifice in different pre-Columbian cultures are unknown but it is often thought to have been performed in order to placate certain gods ...
Cross-cultural Researcher
... investigates what is universal and variable among cultures, why traits vary, and what consequences come from the variations ... researchers generally follow cross-cultural research theory, which holds that most cultures share common evolutionary and functional traits ... This view has evolved from the notion of cultures progressing from "barbarism to civilization" and "primitive versus advanced races" to a more nuanced, comparative view ...

Famous quotes containing the word cultures:

    Both cultures encourage innovation and experimentation, but are likely to reject the innovator if his innovation is not accepted by audiences. High culture experiments that are rejected by audiences in the creator’s lifetime may, however, become classics in another era, whereas popular culture experiments are forgotten if not immediately successful. Even so, in both cultures innovation is rare, although in high culture it is celebrated and in popular culture it is taken for granted.
    Herbert J. Gans (b. 1927)

    Every age, every culture, every custom and tradition has its own character, its own weakness and its own strength, its beauties and cruelties; it accepts certain sufferings as matters of course, puts up patiently with certain evils. Human life is reduced to real suffering, to hell, only when two ages, two cultures and religions overlap.
    Hermann Hesse (1877–1962)