The term "cultural background" is a reference to any culture or subculture that an individual identifies as his or her heritage or background. Culture describes the beliefs, behaviors and traits of an ethnic, social or a... More » World View Social Sciences Cultures & Traditions

A subculture is a smaller culture that develops either within or outside of a larger culture. A microculture is a culture that develops within a specific organization. More »

A subculture is a small segment of people that operate within the framework of the dominant culture. In contrast, a counterculture is a group of people with shared values that go against one or more significant values of... More »

Israelite heritage as defined by Israel's Jewish inhabitants began 3,000 years ago and persists to this day in the Hebrew language, Jewish religion and culture. Israelites trace their origin to Abraham, Yitshak (Isaac) a... More » World View Social Sciences Cultures & Traditions

According to Japanese Coolture, Japanese women painting their faces white is a reference to the geisha culture during the Heian era of Japan, which lasted from 794 to 1185 A.D. The white makeup originated in China during... More »

Pop culture, short for popular culture, is a term that refers to products or activities that are currently being aimed at, and consumed by the mass population. Due to the definition of pop culture, it changes in time as ... More »

High culture is a term frequently used by academics to refer to a set of cultural products most highly regarded by a society. In this sense the term largely invokes the arts, so examples include those classic works of vi... More »