(noun) Social knowledge that people can perceive and talk about.
- The words for actions (e.g., singing or dancing), specific people (e.g., father or student), or things (e.g., clothes and computers).
- Norms such as how to dress for certain social situations such as graduations or job interviews.
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- Explicit culture is contrasted to tacit culture.
- Word origin of “explicit” and “culture” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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How to Cite the Definition of Explicit Culture
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “explicit culture.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 22, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/explicit-culture/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
explicit culture. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/explicit-culture/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “explicit culture.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 22, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/explicit-culture/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“explicit culture.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/explicit-culture/>.