Handout 14_Culture & Diaspora

Handout 14_Culture & Diaspora - a Ethnocentrism = b...

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Handout 14   1. “Who am I?” a. Cultural   among   multiple   identities,   including   National,   Social,   Racial,   Class,  Familial, Gender, Sexual, and so on. b. Culture is Structured  = c. Culture is Learned , NOT Innate  d. Culture is material  =  e. Culture is also partly symbolic  =  2. Three approaches to Identity a. Social Scientific (Prediction):       b. Interpretive (Understanding):       c.       3. Dimensions a. Individualistic vs. Collectivist i.Individualist =  ii.Collectivist =  b. High vs. Low Context i.High  à   ii.Low  à   4. Principles
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a. Norms/ Cultural Norms:  i.Just   as   culture   is   NOT   innate,   cultural   rules   are   neither   inherent   nor  instinctive. Cultural rules are always (more or less) open for negotiation  (i.e., produced, reproduced, and altered by practices) b. Roles:  5. Problems
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Unformatted text preview: a. Ethnocentrism = b. Stereotyping = i. However, like any abstraction, stereotypes fail to capture the complexities of people. Most often, they simply perpetuate inadequate views of reality. 6. Cultural Identity and Pre-Globalization: a. In the pre-globalization era: b. This geographically-connected culture was relatively stable because (relative to today) people did not move very frequently or far 7. Globalization = a. A process driven by: b. A process that occurs at 3 levels: c. A process involving interaction between “the global” and “the local” d. Two Stories: i. ii. 8. Diaspora exist where cultures are dispersed throughout the world as a result of: a. E.g., b. E,g, c. E.g., 9. Hybridity = a. Diaspora raises the issue of “hybrid identities”...
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2008 for the course COM 245 taught by Professor Norton during the Spring '08 term at Washington State University .

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