How do we define tradition, culture and identity? We believe that at a very basic level, tradition, culture and identity are very deeply interconnected. Our group thinks that it is very hard to singularly define each of these terms, without simultaneously defining the others. Culture, in our opinion, consists of the beliefs, behavioural patterns, values, and other characteristics common to the members of a particular group our society. Through our various cultures, we can define ourselves and our identities, conform to society’s shared values and contribute to society.
Charles Tilly had the idea that people have rational choices to make to defend their deeds (Tilly 2005: 24). With respect to his ideas, Culture creates, transforms and in many cases, ties and binds social boundaries in the society. Depending on the kind of bond made, culture variation can distinguish people into ethnic groups, races, religions.
This chapter is aimed to provide the summary of the whole study in the form of the conclusion along with the recommendations for future research. This chapter is providing the important elements to be extracted based on the gained understanding for the study. 5.2 Conclusion of the Study The postmodern films are considered as the rhetorical tools in society due to their ability of influencing and persuading opinions. They can be used for the social change because of techniques implemented in filmmaking while supporting the communicative ability for reaching and influencing public at huge number. The analysis in the study has contributed to gain understanding related to social change through the confirmed power of language as well as communication
We share the same cultural identity as we consume those cultural artifacts of narratives, memories, stories and fantasies to incorporate their cultural representations in similar or different ways into our everyday rituals and practices of daily life. Besides, the social and cultural construction of identity is highly influenced by media communication in the modern age. Technologies have empowered the media to communicate their meaning to a variety of people; (Hall, 1997) Social and cultural identity are linked to issues of power, value systems, and ideology. The media uses representations, such as images, words, and characters or personae, to convey specific ideas and values related to culture and identity in a society. (Identity: Key Concepts,
Important part of Americans life is religion. Religion is also a social institution. Religion helps patterns of behaviors and beliefs that help society with basic needs. With the set of practices also the beliefs in religion it gives society an understanding of the meaning and purpose of life. Christian religion is and has been a powerful shaper of sexual norms.
Personality is shaped by both genetic and environmental influences, however among the most important of the latter are cultural influences. The impact of culture on personality is now broadly identified in a specialized area in psychology called cross cultural psychology (Schultz & Schultz, 2009). Culture in the broader term is comprised of behaviors, values, symbols, meaning systems, communication systems, rules, and conventions. It is shaped by and in turn shapes the mind and brains of individuals in their culture which in turn influences religion, individualism and groups however this is just a subset of our culture. Our culture is transmitted through language and the modelling of behavior when conditions permit humans to communicate through
Radio, television, film, and the other products of media culture provide materials out of which we forge our very identities; our sense of selfhood; our notion of what it means to be male or female; our sense of class, of ethnicity and race, of nationality, of sexuality; and of "us" and "them." Media images help shape our view of the world and our deepest values: what we consider good or bad, positive or negative, moral or evil. Media stories provide the symbols, myths, and resources through which we constitute a common culture and through the appropriation of which we insert ourselves into this culture. Media spectacles demonstrate who has power and who is powerless, who is allowed to exercise force and violence, and who is not. They dramatize and legitimate the power of the forces that be and show the powerless that they must stay in their places or be oppressed.
Harleen Tumber COMS 210: Media Criticism Martin Allor 28 October 2014 Cultural Studies Cultural studies examine the way in which “culture” creates and changes individual experiences, everyday life, social relations and power. Cultural studies encompass the way people do certain things in a given culture which results in a specific meaning being attached to the way people in certain cultures do things. Language and culture are very closely related. Language contributes to the way culture is shared and shaped. Through language we can understand a particular meaning however that meaning can be skewed by translation.
Media is a vital method of communicating with the world. Likewise, media can achieve or aid in the infection control by communication. The main aim of communication through media is to convey information to an individual or a group of people in achieving some
Cane and bamboo craft provide the most commonly used utilities in daily life, ranging from household utilities, weaving accessories, fishing accessories, furniture, musical instruments to building construction materials. Traditional utilities and symbolic articles made from bell metal and brass are found in every Assamese household. The Xorai and bota have been in use for centuries to offer gifts to respected persons and are two prominent symbolic elements. Hajo and Sarthebari are the most important centres of traditional bell-metal and brass crafts. Assam is the home of several types of silks, the most prominent and prestigious being Muga, the natural golden silk is exclusive only to Assam.