culture

IN a beautiful book, Finite and Infinite games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility, Carse J.P defines culture as whatever we do with each other by undirected choice. He goes further to write that culture is “the realm of the variable, free, not necessarily universal, of all that cannot lay claim to compulsive authority”.

HE goes on to write culture  is designed to serve societal interests in every case-like the socialist realism of Soviet art. Society we are told is the sum of those relations that are under some form of public constraint.

Carse continues to write that culture has no boundaries. Anyone can be a participant in a culture anywhere
and at any time. The life of culture, he tells us

Deviancy, however, is the very essence of culture. Whoever merely follows the script, merely repeating the past, is culturally impoverished.

Elsewhere, that is wikipedia, culture is defined as the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively or the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society,

Do we have a rape culture? What societal interests would be served by rape?

IS the definition of culture by Carse or from wiki narrow?