Definition of Explicit Culture
(noun) Social knowledge that people can perceive and talk about.
Examples of Explicit Culture
- 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.
Explicit Culture Pronunciation
Syllabification: ex·plic·it cul·ture
- American English – /ik-splIs-uht kUHl-chuhr/
- British English – /ik-splIs-it kUHl-chuh/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ɪkˈsplɪsət ˈkʌlʧər/
- British English – /ɪksˈplɪsɪt ˈkʌlʧə/
- “Culture consists of patterns, explicit and implicit, of and for behaviour, acquired and transmitted by symbols, constituting the distinctive achievement of human groups, including their embodiments in artifacts; the essential core of culture consists of traditional (i.e., historically derived and selected) ideas and especially their attached values; culture systems may, on the one hand, be considered as products of action, on the other as conditioning elements of further action” (Kroeber and Kluckhohn 1952:181).
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “explicit culture.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 4, 2022 (https://sociologydictionary.org/explicit-culture/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
explicit culture. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://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 October 4, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/explicit-culture/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“explicit culture.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 4 Oct. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/explicit-culture/>.