High Context and Low Context
What is Culture? Its way that you live your life, the social norms and the beliefs and background
that you have.
Cultural literacy is a solid understanding of a storehouse of common knowledge about overall
world culture as wel
Cultural and Media Literacy - PRL1532 - Nov. 4
-Each society has its own Status Hierarchy (self-explanatory)
-8 factors that determine status in North America
(1) Occupation [salary, perceived importance, education, visibility, perks, power]
Cultural and Media Literacy - PRL1532 - Sept. 9
What is 'Culture'?
-Background, beliefs, trades, social norms and behaviours,
How does culture allow us to 'cheat'?
-If enough people do something that is not right it can become norm, born and raised into t
Cultural and Media Literacy - PRL1532 - Oct. 28
GROUP PRESENTATION ON FEMINISM
TED TALK STEVEN PINKER
Tabula Rasa - The Blank Slate
-Come into society with a blank slate, a fresh start, all of its structure comes from socialization,
Cultural and Media Literacy - PRL1532 - Oct. 7
TED TALK - DAN PINK
-Incentive with business doesn't work when doing cognitive work (only rudimentary)
-Ends up slowing people down, not seeing the 'big picture', and those without incentive do the
Cultural and Media Literacy - PRL1532 - Oct. 14
EXERCISE 8: POWER STRUGGLE: A CASE STUDY - 2012 Quebec Student Protests
-The Federation of University Students of Quebec convinced the PQ, Quebec Solidaire,
Option nationale, workers unions and
Cultural and Media Literacy - PRL1532 - Nov. 18
MEDIA & SOCIALIZATION
-Media (noun): a plural of medium, the means of communication, as radio and television,
newspapers, and magazines, that reach or influence people widely
MEDIA ROLE IN
Cultural and Media Literacy - PRL1532 - Nov. 11
TWO GROUP PRESENTATIONS
WHAT IS DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP?
-The essential first step towards becoming media literate in the 21st century
-Prepares kids to navigate the information superhighway confidently and safe
Questions to ask yourself when studying culture:
What cultural traditions have I taken part in?
How many different cultures have I experienced firsthand?
How would others view my cultural capital?
Do I consider myself cultured?
Do I live in a high-context
If I Were A Boy
Growing up, I was the epitome of feminity. I was always wearing cute little dresses, and
constantly being asked Whos a pretty girl?
If I were a boy, the focus would not have been placed on my appearance. More emphasis would
have been place
What is cultural literacy?
An understanding of common knowledge about world culture as well as your own
culture. It allows you to communicate effectively with a wider range of people from
different cultures and societies.
Cultural Dos and Donts in Canada:
On average, 20,000 Persians undergo rhinoplasty each year
Youngest client was 14
Bandages will be left on for long periods of time to show theyve had the
Women are seen as more desirable if they are obese
Culture Change by diffusion
Culture Diffusion refers to the process by which cultural elements spread from their point of
origin to another group or another society
Words Tete a Tete, buffet, bazaar, klutz
Music Beatles & Rolling stones changed North Amer
A subculture is a group that shares many of the cultural elements of the larger society but also
has its own distinctive values, beliefs, norms, and possibly language.
A counter culture shares norms and values and adopts alterna
Which of the following statements does NOT describe culture?
collective ideas, customs and social behaviours of a particular group of people
socializes us to live and communicate with others effectively
cannot be manip
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-Refers to the body of knowledge and interpersonal skills people must acquire to get ahead
-Valuable to you as it helps increase your culture
-Includes: speaking well, being intere