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    Culture is as much an individual, psychological construct as it is a macro, social construct. That is, to some extent, culture exists in each and every one of us individually as much as it exists as a global, social construct.

    How would you interpret the 'global' above?

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    I'd interpret it as [I]universal[/I- the broad, macro level common to all, which contrasts with the micro, individual level where there will be differences.

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    So you think it's #3 here?

    global - Dictionary definition and pronunciation - Yahoo! Education

    It doesn't necessarily mean 'worldwide/around the world', or does it?
    Last edited by Taka; 26-Sep-2011 at 07:26.

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    I'd say it combines 2 & 3- if it's global then it must be broad enough to be recognised everywhere and it has to be worldwide because humanity covers the world. Could you widen the context a bit- that might help.

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    Here:

    Culture is also not nationality. just because a person is from France, for example, does not necessarily mean that he or she will act in accordance with what one would consider the dominant French culture or with our stereotypes of French people. Just as culture does not necessarily conform to race or racial stereotypes, culture also does not necessarily conform to nationality or citizenship. In fact, there is ample and growing evidence to suggest that a small but substantial portion of the population of many different countries do not “match” the dominant cultural stereotype of their country (Triandis, 1992).

    In this sense, culture is as rnuch an individual, psychological construct as it is a macro, social construct. That is, to some extent, culture exists in each and every one of us individually as much as it exists as a global, social construct. individual differences in culture can be observed among people in the degree to which they adopt and engage in the attitudes, values, beliefs, and behaviors that, by consensus, constitute their culture. If you act in accordance with those shared values or behaviors, then that culture resides in you; if you do not share those values or behaviors, then you do not share that culture.

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    OH, I meant to say it's #3, not #2. I've corrected it now. Sorry about the confusion.
    Last edited by Taka; 26-Sep-2011 at 07:33.

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    Thanks- the wider context suggests it's more about definition 3, as it's about the individual accepting , rejecting and adapting the culture of their society. I don't think it means worldwide here.

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    Great! Just as I thought. Thank you very much, Tdol!

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