culture and society - Acting out the drama of everyday life...

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Theory and Philosophy of Communication Communicational Theory Lecture by: Dr. Natalie Nelson-Marsh CULTURE AND SOCIETY Shapes our values, opinions, and behavior The Semiotic Tradition Language (as signs) shapes our reality Elaborated and Restricted Codes Structure of language in everyday talk reflects and shapes assumptions of social groups The Phenomenological Tradition Through personal contact and observation we experience a culture Cultural Hermeneutics Theory Tries to understand the actions of a group or a culture The Sociocultural Tradition Society itself is a product of social interaction, small large, social structures – relationships, groups, organizations, and institutions are constructed through everyday interaction Performance Ethnography
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Unformatted text preview: Acting out the drama of everyday life responding to one another like actors on a stage The Critical Tradition Social-cultural arrangements enforce power to dominate and oppress others Modernist Feminist Theory Equality status between the sexes within existing power structure Dismantle and restructure social system to make it more emancipatory for women and men Postmodernist Feminist Theory Language creates categories/labels Reflections, applications, and implications 1.) Difference is the soul of society 2.) Social diversity is created and managed through communication 3.) Language and culture are inextricable 4.) Social arrangements are consequential 5.) Contexts of communication are interlinked...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course COMMUNICAT COMM 421 taught by Professor Dr.natalienelson-marsh during the Fall '10 term at Boise State.

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