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dc.identifier.citation Zappen-Thomson, M. 2000. Callenges for Antropology in the African Renaissance: Teaching European Languages and Culture Against the Background of African Renaissance. Namibia: University of Namibia Press. en_US
dc.description.abstract It ts generally accepted that language aiXI culrure are closely hnkod. It is interesting to note rhat while a definition of language seems self-evidem, the term '' -although used extensively - is seldom clearly defined. In order 10 discuss the Teaching European Language and Cullurt agawt the background of 'African RenaiSsance' the conc:ept of 'culrure' needs to be clearly defined. Particularly sinc:e the African Renaissance, as will be discussed later. is based upon a shilt m COn'iCIOusness Seen from tlllS perspecuve teaehmg European languages and culrure is part of development witllin the 'African Renaissance'. For the purposes of this paper Hofstede's (1993) concept of culture will be used. He maintains that everyone, during the course of his or her life acquires certain mental, emotional and behavioural patterns that he also calls "mental software" {ibid.: 18). The ever-changing social environment influences this "mental software" or culture. l11is means that in principle any person could discard certain panerns and replace them with new ones. But, says Hofstede, this is normally a complex and difficult process aiXI thus nor reall)ed very often. Hofstede's concept of culture inregrates the so-<:alled 'high culture' with the 'everyday culture' and pertairu to the past as well as to the comemporary. 'High' refers tO luerature, mus1c and art whereas 'everyday' includes eating habits, greeting riruals and hygene. Due to the fact that the individual has the ability and possibility of choosing which panerns he or she wants to make his or her own, culture ts not necessarily synonymous w1th nauon any longer en_US
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dc.publisher University of Namibia Press en_US
dc.subject Teaching en_US
dc.subject Challenges en_US
dc.subject Anthropology en_US
dc.subject European languages en_US
dc.subject Renaissance en_US
dc.title Callenges for Antropology in the African Renaissance en_US
dc.title.alternative Teaching European Languages and Culture Against the Background of African Renaissance en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US

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