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  The Role of Culture Factors in Global Processes and Conflicts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Culture is always the concrete cultural system of a concrete social system.
The group of regulative cultural elements and structures includes such human creations, which are created as a tool of organization of social relations, relations between the social system or systems and individuals (as its elements), between the social systems among each other (see international relations), between the social systems and their environment.
One of their cultural substructures (civilization) is continually integrated with the same substructures of other cultural systems and second one on the contrary strengthens the inner cohesiveness and specificity of the system.
www.isanet.org /noarchive/zuzana.html   (5067 words)

 Political system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A political system is a social system of politics and government.
A political system is a complete set of institutions, political organizations, interest groups (such as political parties, trade unions, lobby groups), the relationships between those institutions and the political norms and rules that govern their functions (constitution, election law).
A political system is a systems that necessarily has two properties: a set of interdependent components and boundaries toward the environment with which it interacts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Political_system   (185 words)

 Cultural Geography
Cultural Landscape: The cultural landscape, the earth’s surface as modified by human action, is the tangible, physical record of a given culture.
It is a revealing tool of historical cultural geography, because place-names become a part of the cultural landscape that remains long after the name givers have passed from the scene.
Animism is the name given to their belief that life exists in all objects, from rocks and trees to lakes and mountains, or that such objects are the abode of the dead, of spirits, and of gods.
faculty.ucc.edu /egh-damerow/cultural_geography.htm   (573 words)

But the focus of this analysis of world system is organization, and not culture as complex meanings and the codes that govern it, nor changes in the make-up of personalities, or the adaptations in the behavioral organism that mediate between the physical organism and human action.
These are called 'world' systems mostly not because they extended actually or potentially to the whole of the human species or because they covered the entire planet but because they are deemed to have been self-contained or regarded by their members as 'worlds-in-themselves'.
That is where the first systems of writing appeared, thus effecting the transition from oral to written culture, a major breakthrough in social organization, setting in motion the differentiation of the cultural system from society.
faculty.washington.edu /modelski/WSE1.html   (7878 words)

 Guidelines for Respecting Cultural Knowledge
Cultural experts: Members of a particular society, with its own cultural tradition, who are recognized by the rest of the society as knowledgeable of the culture of that society, especially in the area of arts, beliefs, customs, organization and values.
Cultural integrity: In regards to research, the researcher is obliged to respect his or her informants and the information they provide so that it is presented to others in an accurate, sensitive and integrated manner.
Cultural responsibilities: The responsibilities that members of a particular society with its own cultural system have to carry out to understand, promote, protect and perpetuate cultural information and practices such as language, art, social rules, values and beliefs, and they must do so in an honest and sincere manner.
www.ankn.uaf.edu /publications/knowledge.html   (4391 words)

 Cultural Policy Of Serbia
Then the transition from the former cultural system tied to the autoritarian Milošević's regime, towards a projected democratic cultural system, with the aim to establish it on democratic institutions meeting real demands of the citizens, instead of assumed interests defined by a totalitarian elite.
Though the valid Law on activities of general interest in the field of culture mentions "programme" containing general interest in the field of culture, such a programme entails achievement of social consensus which was not attained in a public procedure, and is unknown to professional and broader public.
If cultural institutions and local governments are to devise their cultural policies in accordance with a national programme of cultural development, there must be a national programme and a strategy of cultural development.
www.policy.hu /djukic/policy.htm   (2642 words)

 Activity as A Key Concept for Cultural Psychology
In the field of cultural psychology it is exceedingly rare to find a concrete discussion of culture which describes the principles of ownership, production, and distribution of resources; the class structure; the division of labor among activities; or the principles which govern action in specific social institutions.
Cultural psychologists of this persuasion are to be praised for correcting the prevailing bias in psychology which regards psychological phenomena as originating in intra-individual processes.
Culture includes social concepts but also concrete social institutions which are arranged in a division of labor and governed by definite principles of behavior, forms of control and power, allocation of opportunities, rewards and punishments.
www.humboldt1.com /~cr2/jaan.htm   (9342 words)

 Cultural Policy Of Serbia
In the analysis of the cultural policy of a totalitarian and autoritorian regime, the first level of reading of this statement is, of course, the belief that independence of an official, dominant ideological and epistemological pattern of the ruling class, social group or ideology is necessary.
Though there is no coherent cultural policy without an ideology as a coherent set of political objectives, social values, beliefs and meanings (as was socialism, for example), still it could be said that in the last decade of the 20th century a concept of reaffirmation of the Serbian national and cultural identity prevailed.
Cultural public insists on "depolitization of culture and complete lustration of society and law" (opinion of focus groups in al the cities encompassed by this research), underlying that strategies of cultural policy should develop "social (intellectual) elite" distanced from politics.
www.policy.hu /djukic/papers.htm   (16196 words)

 Program for Multicultural Health: Divisions
To share with all University of Michigan Health System staff, faculty, and students what cultural competency is, why it is important to our work, how to implement cultural competency into the services we provide, and to continually assess our progress on this lifelong cultural competency journey.
Cultural competency is a developmental process that evolves over an extended period.
Cultural competency requires effectively providing services to people of all cultures, races, ethnic backgrounds and religions in a manner that respects the worth of the individual and preserves their dignity.
www.med.umich.edu /multicultural/ccp/index.htm   (477 words)

A cultural system can be defined as the group of cultural characteristics (values, beliefs, myths, rituals, use of space, use of time and self perception, among others) which is shared by a particular social group or organization.
This concept refers to characteristics that must be present in the cultural system of an organization, in order to successfully implement strategy and achieve business goals.
Cultural leadership focuses on management’s core responsibility of personifying the target cultural system through it’s everyday actions.
www.usmcoc.org /usa/cec2.html   (196 words)

 NPS Office of Policy: NPS-28, Cultural Resource Management (Appendix A)
Cultural practices are often associated with particular ecosystems, the use of natural resources, and the use or production of sites, structures, objects, and landscape features.
Tangible cultural resources are categorized as districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects for the National Register of Historic Places and as archeological resources, cultural landscapes, structures, museum objects, and ethnographic resources for NPS management purposes.
the overall appearance of all cultural resources and their surroundings as they were in the historic period; the cultural resources and their interrelationships that provide the context for understanding and interpreting the events, ideas, or persons associated with a park.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/nps28/28appena.htm   (4211 words)

 China - Historical and Cultural Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Although Chinese cultural history is primarily based on a sedentary agricultural lifestyle, the nomadic cattle-raisers of the grasslands and deserts and the mixed agricultural and livestock raising peoples of the mountain and tropical zones all contributed to Chinese civilization.
This system of writing is understood by all Chinese, regardless of what dialect they speak, and through the ages it has enabled a cultural unity of the Chinese people.
The early Zhou political system, though often compared to the medieval feudal system in Europe, was actually an advanced version of earlier tribal organization under which control was based on family ties.
www.imh.org /imh/china/ed/hist.html   (2722 words)

 context :: net community hacks cultural funding system   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Last week, a participatory cultural support budget of 125,000 euros was distributed to artists and cultural producers in Vienna using the MANA Community Game — an innovative software-supported selection process.
In order to do justice to these diverse cultural and artistic modes of expression, an application has been made to the City of Vienna's Department of Cultural Affairs (Net Culture Unit) for a self-managed cultural funding budget to support this very active scene with around 500,000 euros yearly.
'a symposium is organized for the viennese net culture community or meta community (netznetz.net) that in turn is building a software (mana) to organize its own workflows and future money distribution.' symposium & festival for the vienna star-up of the new funding model for net culture 2006.
straddle3.net /context/03/en/2006_05_05.html   (548 words)

 Issues on Culture & Development: Country Cultural System Profile Structure
This should consist of a brief description of cultural practices, artistic activities, major political and socio-economic trends effecting the cultural domain.
the role of the parliament, special committees, arms-length bodies, breakdown of cultural competence at national, regional and/or local, municipal levels
7.1 Expenditures on cultural programmes by all government departments, broken down by domain if possible, as well as by source, i.e.
www.unesco.org /culture/development/profiles/html_eng/index_en.shtml   (247 words)

 Cultural system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A cultural system is the functional interaction between different elements of culture in a particular manner.
Although a cultural system is quite different from a social system, sometimes both systems together are referred to as the sociocultural system.
This page was last modified 20:56, 30 May 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cultural_system   (70 words)

 Comune di Mantova > Cultural System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Home : Culture and Tourism : Cultural System
The Mantua Museums and Monuments office, MuMM, is a new service, part of the Cultural Activities Department of the Comune of Mantua, to coordinate the activities of its museums and monuments.
It is a highly innovative project that will lead to the creation of an integrated Civic Museum System.
www.comune.mantova.it /Culture_tourism/cultural_system   (78 words)

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