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Unformatted text preview: 1 Today’s class (9/1): Culture & Cultural studies 2 3 Please write down words related to “culture” Did any of the following words appear in your writing? Language Architecture Food Population Music Clothing Art and literature Emotional display Gestures Leisure activities 4 Beliefs Attitudes Preferences Rules/norms/taboos Values Viewpoints/opinions Philosophy History Issues Economy • Culture comes from the Latin word cultura stemming from colere, meaning to build on, to cultivate, and to foster. • Culture dictates behavior, etiquette, and protocol. • Culture is communication. It is a way people create, send, process, and interpret information. 5 So, what is Culture? 6 What do you see? 7 Now, what do you see? • Culture is a set of accepted behavior patterns, values, assumptions, and shared common experiences. • Culture defines social structure, decision-making practices, and communication styles. 8 What is Culture? 9 Culture is something we learn. It impacts everyone, and influences how we feel, think, act and respond. Culture is a complex concept. It changes but also maintains certain traits over centuries. Everyone has a culture . Culture is “the collective programming of the mind that distinguishes the members of one category of people from another.” - Geert Hofstede, cited in Lewis (2006) 10 What is Culture? How would you complete the sentence? “Culture is like a(n)________________.” 11 12 The Cultural Iceberg behaviors, literature, music, architecture, clothing styles, food… Behaviors Five senses family education history geography economy religion(s) values, beliefs, norms, viewpoints, traditions, preferences/tastes, philosophy, assumptions… 13 Big “C” / Olympian culture Little “C”/ Hearthstone culture Invisible Core values, attitudes/beliefs, norms, assumptions, history… Popular issues, opinions, viewpoints, preferences/ tastes … Visible Geography, architecture, classic music & literature… Behaviors, dress, food, hobbies, popular music, artworks… Adapted from Peterson (2010, p. 25) How do you feel? The Shabby Guitar Player You are in a restaurant having dinner with a friend. A shabby man with a guitar comes to your table and offers to play. How do you feel about this, and why? 14 3. What would you do? 15 1) There is an earthquake, and both your son and daughter are buried under the cement in a building. The rescuers can only save one. They ask you which one to save, and your answer is… 2) Your mom and wife are almost drowned in a flood. You can only save one. Who will you choose? What would you do? 16 So, what’s the point to all of this?...
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