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DOC 3: Week 1 - DOC 3 Week 1: 3/31/08 "Who Do We Think...

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DOC 3 Week 1: 3/31/08 “Who Do We Think We Are?” Culture o The totality of what a given population does o A total pattern of human behavior and it’s product o Knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, ideas, values, myths, prejudices (aspects of culture) o Creates cohesion between people but can also build barriers between people High/Low Culture o High- theater, classical music, opera, ballet o Low – rodeos, slang, graffiti o One requires more brainwork than the other (theoretically) o Categorize these things in our own mind Ethnic o People who come from different ethnic backgrounds, different parts of the worlds, different religions Political Economic Gendered Age-oriented “Popular” o Is it just “entertainment” o Internet o Newspapers, magazines o We make these things to entertain ourselves and others o Inform ourselves of “Who or what we are”
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Week 1: 4/2/08 Popular culture today is different from when popular culture emerged (folk
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