My Current Understanding of Material Culture and Values.

My current understanding of material culture and values is, all of the objects and things commonly used by a community in every day life and their attitude towards those things is the material culture, values are generally more interchangeable from person to person based on many factors such as the way they have been brought up, religion, and experiences gained throughout their lives. I have never visited anywhere outside of Europe before, I have no real life experience of how western culture may have influenced other parts of the world and this is something that I am really intrigued to find out. I expect that there will be a strong sense of the Muslim religion in many areas of the city , around the mosques and other historic buildings – although from my research it seems that Marrakesh has become quite touristy in recent times. Clothing has a large part in material culture and due to the Muslim values I expect that the local norm will incorporate a mixture of traditional Berber clothing as well as typical Muslim dress with very little western influence as this might be too revealing and somewhat inappropriate for the culture.

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