What is the concept of culture in sociology

Culture is the way of life of a social group,the group’s total man made environment including all the material and nonmaterial products of group life that are transmitted from one generation to the next.The classic definition of culture which more sociological defintions have followed was stated by Edward B Taylor:"That complex whole which includes knowledge,belief,art,morals,law,custom and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society .According to Kroeber the consensus of most social scientists is that culture consists of patterns,explict and implicit of and for behaviour acquired and transmitted by symbols constituting the distinctive achievements of human groups including their embodiments in artifacts ; the essential core of culture consists of traditional ideas and especially their attached valeus.Some sociologists exclude material objects from their defintion of culture.They include technical knowledge about the artifacts.