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Lecture 20

Lecture 20 - One World, One Culture

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York University
HUMA 1770
William Gleberzon

Lecture 20 1 July 18th, 2011 One World, One Culture? Steger’s definition of culture  Culture: symbolic stricture, articulation, and dissemination of meaning with a special emphasis on language, music and images  Academic high definition of culture  Excludes politics/economics (because they represent the non-symbolic aspects of life)  Not a holistic definition. Overly academic definition  Culture isn’t just refined, it is broad o Includes ideas, ways of expression, symbolic aspects, but also practical down to earth factors  Too refined and exclusive o Should define it more broadly and more inclusively  A way of life that a group adopted  Steger: traditions = symbolic representations of the way in which a country thinks/values  Should b e beyond the refined narrow point of view  Cant understand a nation by looking at one aspect, got to look at all of them and looking at the underlying assumptions  Steger: Global culture = Americanization o Culture is to be defined and understood as American ideals Cultural Relativists  Study a culture and how its defined  Holistic way of looking at culture  Society’s way of life  Cultural relativism  Kipling: perceived other nations in his perspective  Culture should not be defined by an observer’s perspective  Interpreting others’ culture by the standard of your own society  Through the lens of our own values, we will dismiss others’ culture  View it through their lens, then it takes on meaning  Studying a culture should be done from the inside of that culture, rather than from the outside  Ethnocentric = when you remain at your own culture space, rather than opening up and discovering others  Think of culture in a broad term that encompasses more than just fine literature and art and ideas, but also things like politics, economics and ways of life Tension between sameness and differences  Glocalization = international company going into local and serving in their taste (a form of hybridity)  Hyperglobalizers = glob
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