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    • Communication and Culture: Unit 1: Communication and Culture.
      • While you wait………………
      • How many types of ‘bad’ handshake can you think of?
      • What do those ‘bad’ handshakes say about the relationship between the two people?
    • To re-cap on last lesson….
      • What kind of feelings can a ‘good’ handshake
      • create?
      • What is the technical term for ‘touching’ as a
      • form of non-verbal communication?
      • How is appearance, or dress, a form of non-verbal
      • communication?
    • Note down all the words that come into your head when you see this:
      • Why do you feel like this?
    • What are your reactions to……
      • Why is this?
    • And……………………..
      • Reason for reaction…………………… ?
    • What are the reasons uniforms are worn?
    • Are uniforms worn because of how they make the wearer feel – or other people?
    • When have you ever worn a uniform?
    • How did you feel about wearing it?
    • Uniforms may create a feeling of…
      • ‘ Belonging’ to a group - you all look the same! E.g. Scouts or guides.
      • Discipline or unity – e.g. police or armed forces.
      • Power or status – e.g. senior ranks in police or armed forces.
      • Makes you feel unique or different to others (who don’t wear the uniform) – e.g. a particular army regiment.
    • Is this a uniform? Why do many clergy in the Christian church wear dress like this?
    • Rejecting uniforms?
      • When you see a pair of jeans – what words
      • or feelings come into your head?
    • When writer John Fiske (1990) asked his class they said Jeans were:
      • Informal.
      • Class-less.
      • Unisex.
      • A symbol of freedom from constraints on behaviour and identity.
      • A sign of freedom!
      • Something that allowed you to ‘be yourself’.
    • How many types of Jeans can you think of?
      • Do you attach any ‘meaning’ to these types of jeans?
    • Subculture and Youth Style.
      • A subculture can be defined as:
      • “… the values, beliefs, attitudes and like-style of a minority ( or sub-’) group within society. The culture of this group will diverge from….the dominant group…”
      • And is….
      • “… now associated in large part with the cultures of young people (mods and rockers, skinheads, punks)…”
      • ‘ Key Concepts in Cultural Theory’ – edited by Andrew Edgar and peter Sedgwick.
    • Your task in groups is to research one of these subcultures:
      • (a) Emo. (b) Metal fans (c) New Romantics (c) Skinheads (d) Punks (e) Mods (f) Casuals (g) Teddy Boys (h) Goths.
      • You should print off images and photographs as well as facts.
      • If you can put images on a memory stick to show us, please do.
      • Try to find out why subcultures dressed the way they did – what were they trying to communicate? What did they reject?
      • You will present your findings to the class.