Levels of context

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Levels of context is a sliding scale: ranging from on one hand what’s going on within a single individual mind, to on the other hand what’s going on within the entire culosphere. The term “culosphere” refers to the sum of all cultures and all social life, just like the term “biosphere”refers to the sum of all biotopes and all biological life. This scale can be divided into three parts, called micro level, meso level and macro level.


Levels of context
More specific levels Broader levels
Individual Micro level
Group
Crowd Meso level
Organization
Local subculture
City


Nation Meso level
Global "sub"culture
Culosphere



Note that the categorization into levels, just like any other act of categorization, is of more or less limited accuracy: The boundaries between the levels are often more or less arbitrary.