(noun) Social knowledge that people can perceive and talk about.
Example: The words for actions (e.g. singing or dancing), specific people (e.g. father or student), or things (e.g. clothes and computers). Additionally, norms such as how to dress for certain social situations such as graduations or job interviews.
Audio Pronunciation: (ex·plic·it cul·ture)
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- Explicit culture is contrasted to tacit culture.
- Jacobs, Mark D., and Nancy Weiss Hanrahan. 2005. The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture. Malden, MA: Blackwell
- Seale, Clive. 2012. Researching Society and Culture. London: SAGE.