It is the most important and basic
concept of sociology.
The lifestyle, mode of life, eating
habit, cultural functions, different kinds of festivals, clothes, language,
religion, values, policies, tradition etc. are some parts of culture.Different
sociologists and anthropologists have defined culture in different ways.
According to Taylor, “Culture is that complex whole which includes knowledge,
belief, morals, art, customs and other capabilities and habits acquired by man
as a member of the society.” Actually, culture is a combination of some social
elements that are different from other culture. It is the expression of the
society’s people. It is a sketch in which people grown up. In a word, it can be
said that culture is a practice of living and thinking of the society’s
There are some characteristics of
culture in the society. The main characteristics of culture are mentioned
Culture is such a thing that should
be social. It is a great characteristic of culture. It is emerges from the
society. It is developed by the social interaction. One person teaches it from
others in the society. He must go with the association of other human being to
teach culture. Actually, some cultural matters are taught by the society’s
people automatically. Therefore, it can be said that culture is quietly social
and it is formed by the society’s people and for the society’s people.
It is thought that cultural rules
are not learnt by the people in the society. Some are learned and some are
acquired. It is often learned unconsciously. Hearing, seeing, running, walking
etc. are not the matter of learning issue. These are acquired unconsciously. On
the other hand, some forms of culture are needed to learn such as wearing
clothes and ornaments, combing the hair, eating system, language, forms of
speaking, forms of communication etc.
There is no the same culture in all
society of the world. One society’s culture is different from another society’s
Bangladesh has its own culture. It
is totally different from the other’s culture. Bangladeshi culture includes
with sari, jari, bhatiali, polligiti, religious and mystic songs. The specialty
of Bangladeshi music is that our songs can be sung without any musical
instrument. We have our own food habits like eating rice and fish. We have our
traditional dress like lungi, shirt, saree and blouse. Although we have a very
old cultural tradition, it has been changing under the influence of the
cultures of India and other western countries. The dish-antenna is engulfing
our traditional culture. Our young generation is no longer interested in our
folk or idyllic songs. They are fascinated by Hindi or English music.
Culture introduces a nation and it
differs from other society. We are not out of our own culture. We live and
grown up in the midst of our own culture. It identifies our existence and
differs from other society’s people.