Different Notions of 'Culture'
Essay from the year 2012 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,0, University of Tubingen, language: English, abstract: For all this apparent ubiquity, the term 'cultural studies' remains an unusually 'polysemic' sign. The academic field of 'Cultural Studies' has experienced a major worldwide growth in the last 25 years of the 20th century. Everyone uses and discusses the abstract noun 'culture', but its exact meaning varies to such an extent, that it seems necessary to examine the different notions of culture: As a matter of fact, 'culture' is one of the most complex words of the English language; only 'nature' denotes more meanings. One can say that there is hardly anything that is not culture.
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