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  • How does it feel to be German in 2016?
  • How does it feel to be German in 2016?
    João Ramos, Creative Commons (2014) ©
Snapshot

A Cultural Snapshot of Germany

Why are Germans angry about censorship? What are the long-term effects of the refugee crisis? And what can BurnOut – The Musical reveal about how they spend their downtime? This Cultural Snapshot uses local stats and case studies to explore behavioural norms shared by Germans in 2016.

Location Germany

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Culture is notoriously difficult to define. You might know culture when you see it, but could you describe it? For us, culture means the behavioural norms shared by a group of people – the things that are learned socially, rather than inherited genetically. So culture doesn’t drive the desire to eat, but it plays a big part in determining what food you choose.

It’s also constantly on the move. Some aspects of it faster than others. Anthropologist Grant McCracken divides it into ‘fast’ and ‘slow’. Slow culture shifts over centuries, while fast culture can change in just a few ...

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