Cultural universal

A cultural universal (also called an anthropological universal or human universal), as discussed by Emile Durkheim, George Murdock, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Donald Brown and others, is an element, pattern, trait, or institution that is common to all human cultures worldwide. Taken together, the whole body of cultural universals is known as the human condition. Evolutionary psychologists hold that behaviors or traits that occur universally in all cultures are good candidates for evolutionary adaptations. Some anthropological and sociological theorists that take a cultural relativist perspective may deny the existence of cultural universals: the extent to which these universals are "cultural" in the narrow sense, or in fact biologically inherited behavior is an issue of "nature versus nurture".

In his book Human Universals (1991), Donald Brown defines human universals as comprising "those features of culture, society, language, behavior, and psyche for which there are no known exception", providing a list of 67 items.

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Discovering Japanese Culture in Northern Colorado

North Forty News 25 Jun 2024
Northern Colorado, regularly related to stunning mountain landscapes and craft breweries, boasts a rich and vibrant Japanese cultural presence ... Their legacy lives on not handiest in the thriving agricultural industry but also inside the cultural tapestry of Northern Colorado ... Intrigued by Japanese culture?  ... Cultural Gems Scattered Throughout....

How MTN is Fostering Innovation, Media Excellence through MIP at PAU 

This Day 25 Jun 2024
According to information found on its website, “the School of Media and Communication was instituted by Pan-Atlantic University in recognition of the critical role of the media and entertainment industries in shaping societal values and cultural life....

The psychology of power dressing

Deccan Herald 25 Jun 2024
This can open doors to career advancement, opportunities, and the respect we deserve.</p>.<p><strong>When style meets identity</strong></p>.<p>While the principles of power dressing are universal, their execution can vary greatly across cultures and contexts....

Wine and Viticulture from Ottoman times to Turkish Republic

Hürriyet Daily News 24 Jun 2024
The conference is organized by The European Institute for the History and Culture of Foods or L’Institut Européen d’Histoire et des Cultures de l’Alimentation (IEHCA), which is affiliated with the University of Tours, and is one of the most important food studies research networks in Europe....

International youth film program starts in China's Fujian

People Daily 24 Jun 2024
XIAMEN, June 22 (Xinhua) -- The "Looking China Youth Film Project" on Saturday kicked off its cultural experience activities in Xiamen University in east China's Fujian Province ... Jay Hughlan Hubert, an American professor with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and ......

'He proposed on our first date': my experience of Irish culture shock

RTE 24 Jun 2024
We identify organisational culture and, in the process, enjoy decoding the University of Limerick’s unpredictable building, room and floor mapping system ... community's diversity and capturing cross-cultural incidents experienced by students and staff at the University of Limerick....

'Canal Chic: Reviving China's Heritage' calls for creative visual works worldwide

China Daily 24 Jun 2024
This project aims to explore the cultural heritage and spiritual essence of the Grand Canal, revitalizing more cultural relics and heritage. Artists, designers, art lovers and cultural institutions globally, including museums, art galleries and universities, are all welcomed to participate....

Daejeon mayor embarks on overseas trip to foster economic ties

Korea Times 24 Jun 2024
Lee said, "Exchanges with overseas sister cities should not be limited to cultural interactions but should include practical economic, science and university exchanges to drive local growth ... Expanding cultural and economic exchanges ... KAIST will also attend the reception to promote research collaboration with the University of Washington....

UoH students protest against suspension of five members

The Siasat Daily 24 Jun 2024
Earlier this month, five students including the students’ union president Ateeq Ahmed were suspended by the university for protesting against the arbitrary cancellation of the annual cultural fest at VC lodge premises without permission ... Those people are still illegally occupying university spaces....

AIOU celebrates golden jubilee

The News International 24 Jun 2024
The entrance of the Allama Iqbal Open University can be seen ... Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has completed 50 years of its educational journey (1974 to 2024) ... The 2nd International Conference on Cultural Dialogue is being held on 2 and 3 July, 2024.Vice Chancellor, Prof....

Teyana Taylor, CAA’s Lorrie Bartlett to Be Honored at Culture Creators Awards (Exclusive)

The Hollywood Reporter 24 Jun 2024
Teyana Taylor and CAA's Lorrie Bartlett are among the honorees who will be recognized at the eighth annual Culture Creators Innovators and Leaders Awards Brunch later this week ... “At Culture Creators, we believe in the power of diversity to drive innovation and progress,” states Joi Brown, founder of Culture Creators....

Guizhou's bridge construction embodies the essence of national spirit

China Daily 24 Jun 2024
It serves as a window into the spirit of perseverance, cultural heritage, and harmony between humans and nature, central to China's modernization journey. China, an ancient civilization with a deep and rich history, is characterized by its unique spiritual characteristics, which are intricately woven into the nation's cultural heritage....

History: Clash Or Harmony of Civilisations? “Imperialist Intentions in the Background”. The Global Civilization Initiative

GlobalResearch 24 Jun 2024
At the same time, there are ideological and cultural infrastructures that are effectively used in this competition ... China, with its five thousand years old culture, is in a similar position ... Yang Chen and Ma Jinting from Shanghai University describe these three initiatives with the following expressions in ancient Chinese culture....