a. Explain cultural change and diversity include ethnocentrism, cultural relevance, folk culture, pop culture, counterculture, subculture, and culture shock.
b. Analyze the impact of globalization on US and other world cultures.
In this project we will research and present a Subculture and a Counterculture using the Chrome plug-in Screencastify!
A subculture is a small cultural group within a larger cultural group. Normally, small communities are more homogeneous, while large communities in big cities tend to favor the creation of numerous forms of subculture. These are usually developed around people with shared interests in music, films, trends and anything that can inspire a lifestyle change. People belonging to these groups will usually make visible changes and adapt their image to make their belonging to the group obvious.
The values of the subculture are not altered compared to the values of the mainstream culture. They still function and play a part in society. However, people keep to their own sense of style and their own vocabulary.
A counterculture is a subculture whose values and norms of behavior differ substantially from those of mainstream society, often in opposition to mainstream cultural mores.
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Popular culture is the accumulation of cultural products such as music, art, literature, fashion, dance, film, cyber culture, television and radio that are consumed by the majority of a society's population. Think about current fads, fashions, and crazes you and your friends participate in. Examples from music, fashion, movies, TV, social networking, etc.
Consider language for example. What is some current "cool" or "hip" language that you and your friends use or that have come out of popular culture. What happens if one of your peers isn't up on the current fads? How are they treated? Are norms and values reflective of such popular culture?
Building a Pop-up:
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Instead of creating a physical pop-up, create the above assignment using Canva . See my example above
My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a 2002 independent romantic comedy film directed by Joel Zwick and written by Nia Vardalos, who also stars in the film as Fotoula "Toula" Portokalos, a middle class Greek American woman who falls in love with non-Greek upper middle class White Anglo-Saxon Protestant Ian Miller.
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Rudeness is on the rise, and this documentary counts the ways. From cell phone abusers broadcasting their chatter to the world to enraged motorists cutting each other off on the highway. From airline passengers going bonkers at altitude to employees losing it in the office. Watch people not hold the door open for one another and not say thank you when someone else does. See a visibly pregnant woman left standing on the subway.
Discover how we insult strangers anonymously on the Internet. Some blame the decline of civility on stress, jungle capitalism and distracting technology. Others see it as a logical result of the revolutionary '60s', when baby boomers tossed out their parents' stilted etiquette and opted for "anything goes".
"Civility is going downhill," says manners expert Louise Masson. "We don't give a damn." But we should. Manners are the oil that greases the wheels of society. Without self-restraint, our world would descend into chaos. "Good manners and civility are not about which fork to choose for the salad," says P.M. Forni of Johns Hopkins University. "They're how we treat one another in everyday life. And what's more important than that?
Special thanks to filmmaker, John Curtin for making his documentary available to us under special arrangement.
Montreal, Quebec : Kaos Films Worldwide, ©2008.
Usually sociologists take great lengths to avoid interacting with society when conducting research, however in this case we will break our 'golden rule' and become active participants in becoming catalysts for social change.
You will conduct a Random Act of Kindness for somebody, for no reason at all; not for personal gain, recognition or benefit. You can do anything to help someone or just make their day special.
Provide a hug, flowers, a treat, help someone with their packages or just offer a sincere compliment. You should not spend a dime, but choose from the myriad of free options available to you in an attempt to reverse the decline in civility in our society.
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