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Julie's intro to culture

  1. 1. What is CULTURE?
  2. 2. F1 ideas: What is culture? <ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><li>Location in which we live </li></ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Social groups and sub-cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>Interests/leisure </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing and appearance </li></ul><ul><li>The media </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Tradition/s </li></ul><ul><li>Attitudes, values and beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Sport (popular culture) </li></ul><ul><li>Politics </li></ul><ul><li>Nationality </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs/work/careers/labour </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Fashion </li></ul><ul><li>Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Pets </li></ul><ul><li>Accents </li></ul><ul><li>Outcasts </li></ul>
  3. 3. C1 ideas: What is Culture? <ul><li>Art </li></ul><ul><li>Accents </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Interests </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnic background/race </li></ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul><ul><li>Beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Mainstream subculture </li></ul><ul><li>Heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Upbringing </li></ul><ul><li>Social class </li></ul><ul><li>Attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance/fashion </li></ul><ul><li>Popular culture and high culture </li></ul><ul><li>Morals </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Life choices </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage/relationship status </li></ul><ul><li>Where you live </li></ul><ul><li>Language/dialect </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul>
  4. 4. B1 ideas What is culture <ul><li>Its where you’re from </li></ul><ul><li>Likes and dislikes </li></ul><ul><li>Hobbies </li></ul><ul><li>Interests </li></ul><ul><li>A persons life style </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural background </li></ul><ul><li>Family Heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Not always location specific </li></ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul><ul><li>High & Popular culture </li></ul><ul><li>Not biologically transferred </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnicity </li></ul><ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><li>Beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul><ul><li>We have a choice </li></ul><ul><li>Family / Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Sexuality </li></ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Nationality </li></ul><ul><li>Economic conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is YOUR culture? <ul><li>Write in big letters on the paper provided the FIVE most important concrete nouns in your life. </li></ul><ul><li>Mine are FAMILY, BOOKS, FOOD… </li></ul>
  6. 6. Then write down FIVE abstract nouns that are the most important to you. Mine are love, friendship, community…
  7. 7. Lastly, write down five verbs that describe your favourite things to do. <ul><li>Shopping? Watching TV? Going out? </li></ul>
  8. 8. The exam board says you must know and understand: <ul><li>The definitions of culture </li></ul><ul><li>The meanings and practices of everyday life </li></ul><ul><li>High culture and popular culture </li></ul><ul><li>The relationship between culture and value </li></ul>
  9. 9. Culture is everything <ul><li>EB Tylor “Culture…is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society.” (1871) </li></ul><ul><li>TAKE NOTES </li></ul>
  10. 10. Culture is everything <ul><li>It includes </li></ul><ul><li>Our rituals and customs: what we do and the way we do them (and why) </li></ul><ul><li>Our AVBs and where these come from: family, friends, education, religion, community </li></ul><ul><li>Our taste in music, food, clothes, entertainment, hobbies / leisure, holidays (ie VALUE) </li></ul><ul><li>Our culture is inextricably linked to our IDENTITY </li></ul>
  11. 11. Comm 1 = the AS exam <ul><li>The definitions of culture </li></ul><ul><li>The meanings and practices of everyday life </li></ul><ul><li>High culture and popular culture </li></ul><ul><li>The relationship between culture and value </li></ul><ul><li>Verbal and non-verbal communication </li></ul><ul><li>Identity and self-presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Group communication </li></ul><ul><li>Reading images and products </li></ul>
  12. 12. Exam Q June 2010: <ul><li>“ Culture is everything. Culture is the way we dress, the way we carry our heads, the way we walk, the way we tie our ties – it is not only the fact of writing books or building houses.” Aimé Cesairé, Caribbean writer, speaking to the World Congress of Black Writers and Artists in Paris. </li></ul><ul><li>Using examples to support your choice, show how culture influences one of the following: </li></ul><ul><li>EITHER </li></ul><ul><li>1 (a) fashion (the way we dress, the way we tie our ties) (20 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>1 (b) body language (the way we carry our heads, the way we walk). (20 marks) </li></ul>
  13. 13. B1 first attempt at June 2010 essay Q Culture influences body language in many different ways. Firstly, I am going to discuss how greetings can influence body language in culture. In british culture, in a formal situation such as, an interview, it is an unwritten rule to shake hands firmly.

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