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  • What does it mean to be an Aussie in 2017?
  • What does it mean to be an Aussie in 2017?
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Snapshot

A Cultural Snapshot of Australia

Why are a growing number of Aussies passing on parenthood? How is the ‘fair go’ mantra evolving? And what does avocado have to do with buying a house Down Under? This Cultural Snapshot uses local statistics and case studies to explore behavioural norms shared by Australians in 2017.

Location Australia

Scope
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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