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Unformatted text preview: YOU SAY POTATO, I SAY POTATO YOU SAY POTATO, I SAY POTATO The impact of culture What do we mean by culture? What do we mean by culture? Aspects of our daily lives that link and give common significance to a particular group of people at a particular time Clifford Geertz were suspended in webs of significance that we ourselves have spun Ethnography Ethnography Ethnos the people Graphy - writing Thin description- just description of behavior: NO interpretation What you physically see them do Thick description-interpretation of behavior- describing peoples behavior based on what they see- example: the quick fleeting contraction of the eye is the thin description- example: flirty wink, goofy wink, etc. The Nacirema What do you think of this culture? Two Views of Culture Two metaphors: Culture as container Exists outside of us, contains us, determines our behavior FYI cultures are already pre existing.. noun means culture determines human behavior & matches the information transmission paradigm because it is seen as a fixed reality and we...
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