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  • 1. The Components of Culture: Symbols
  • 2. Definition: <ul><li>A symbol is anything that represents something else. </li></ul>
  • 3. Symbols exist for countries… <ul><li>Each of the following symbols is associated with a particular country or region of the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know what this is? </li></ul>
  • 4. How about this?
  • 5. Or this?
  • 6. Do you know where this is from?
  • 7. Or this?
  • 8. Some symbols are widely recognized…
  • 9. Others are common, but not global.
  • 10. Do you think someone who wasn’t an American would understand these?
  • 11. Do you, as an American, know what these symbols represent?
  • 12. Remember that the same symbol is rarely used globally. <ul><li>For example, an American might say that this is a symbol of prestige: </li></ul>
  • 13. But in other parts of the world, these are also prestige symbols. How might these be signs of prestige?
  • 14. Even a person can be a symbol.
  • 15. Sometimes a symbol seems simple enough, such as a flag. What does this flag represent?
  • 16. But even one symbol can have several different meanings. <ul><li>Sometimes </li></ul><ul><li>it </li></ul><ul><li>depends </li></ul><ul><li>on the </li></ul><ul><li>situation </li></ul><ul><li>in which </li></ul><ul><li>the symbol </li></ul><ul><li>is used. </li></ul>
  • 17. What do these flags symbolize?
  • 18. Symbols can also be controversial.
  • 19. Why might this symbol be contested around the world? What does this symbol represent?
  • 20. Gestures are another type of symbol. <ul><li>How many gestures do you know for the following ideas? </li></ul><ul><li>“ We won!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ You’re late!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Go away.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I’m full.” </li></ul>
  • 21. What ideas are being communicated by these gestures? Do you think these mean the same thing in all places?
  • 22. To Summarize: <ul><li>Symbols represent something else. </li></ul><ul><li>A symbol can be a sign, a place, a gesture, or even a person. </li></ul><ul><li>A symbol can be local, regional, national, or international. </li></ul><ul><li>Each culture has its own unique symbols. </li></ul><ul><li>Symbols are often controversial. </li></ul>

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