How does the understanding of culture in social science differ from the everyday use of the word ‘culture’?
In everyday use or we can say as per the common sense knowledge the word culture means the artistic performance like dance, drama, music, etc.
However in social science culture has been understood in a scientific and prescribed way which is much more than the artistic performances.
In terms of sociology culture is the common understanding which is learnt and developed through social interactions and is passed from one generation to another generation.
It is a base, which gives shape to our life and society as a whole.
Edward Taylor, the first anthropologist defined culture as the abstract and intangible dimensions which were further refined by Bronislaw Malinowski according to whom culture included to use of materials also.