Essay from the year 2009 in the subject Cultural Studies - Basics and Definitions, Edinburgh Napier University, 4 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The notion of culture is diverse. It cannot be defined in two or three phrases. Besides, it is difficult to find any other such word which would have such set of semantic shades. In a survey of definitions of culture carried out in 1952 by anthropologists A. L. Kroeber and C. Kluckhohn they identified 164 distinct meanings, including among others those based on the concept of traditions, habits, learning, ideas and symbols. One that I’ve found the most unusual is: “.culture is human energy organized in patterns of repetitive behaviour”. (A. L. Kroeber, C. Kluckhohn 2001 p.141) So what is the reason of such a variety of interpretations?