I'm Nick Herriman, author of Entangled State, www.yale.edu/seas/EntangledState.htm. You can follow me on twitter @Nherriman. In the "25 Concepts in Anthropology" series, I present what I think are the 25 most important concepts in socio-cultural anthropology. Each concept provides a unique insight into what it is to be human. This episode concerns the concept of "culture". Humans are born with the least instincts for survival. Almost all that we know and do we learn. That stuff which we learn and share is culture. Most of it we also take for granted. And that's where anthropology comes in. Anthropologists study this learnt, shared, and assumed stuff; stuff which we call culture. The process of teaching and learning culture is enculturation/socialization.
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