Scientific Essay from the year 2010 in the subject Cultural Studies - Miscellaneous, , course: Interkulturelles Management, language: English, abstract: The concept of culture, understood in its totality, is a powerful construct which covers the entire field of life. It connects the creator and the creation. How? Etymologically (the Latin root word cultura, which implies tilling the soil as well as the cult, encompasses the continuum of the material and spiritual world) positions man between the finite and the infinite, between heaven and earth, the physical and the spiritual world, the material and the immaterial, the visible and the invisible. Man himself as well as the concept of culture are a synthesis, a convergence and integration of vertical - horizontal, inner - outer 'metadimensions', superordinate, structural und functional dimensions of culture, at a more fundamental level of analysis. The resulting structural and functional integration enables life as a whole. Culture in the wider sense, which is proposed here, conditions wholeness and unity of life and results in balanced sustainable individual and social organisms.