Social Studies RI 1 Questions

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Question 1

Explain the four different types of globalization. 

Social Globalization: Social globalization is the impact of globalization on the life and work of people, their families, and their societies. 

Economic Globalization: The increasing economic integration and interdependence of national, regional, and local economies across the world through the intensification of cross-border movement of goods, services, technologies, and capital. 

Political: Political globalization is when a governmental action takes place on a global level, where responsibilities, such as the welfare of citizens and economic growth, are acted upon by an international political body. 

Environmental Globalization: The ecological dimension of globalization examines the effects of global alliances on ecological issues. 

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Question 2

Explain the difference between point of view and perspective.

Point of view vs. Perspective: 

A point of view is one person's standpoint or position on a certain issue or topic. 

A perspective is a people's worldview, one that has developed from its collective experience. 

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Question 3

Explain what identity is comprised of and how it is expressed. 

Identity is the fact of  being who or what a person or thing is. The two types of identity are collective identity and individual identity. 

Collective identity is the combination of beliefs, values, views, of history and language of a people. 

Individual identity is the traits that make up a person's sense of individuality. 

Identity can be expressed in many ways such as traditions and language.  

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Question 4

Explain the impact of media on diversity. 

Media causes the universalization of popular culture. It also causes the creation of hybrid culture and identities. This process is called hybridization. Media transnationals are often held responsible for this process. Hybridization occurs when people mix traditional arts, mass communication, and popular culture in new ways.   

The CRTC is an independent public authority which regulates and promotes Canadian culture in the broadcast media. The CRTC is governed by the Broadcasting Act. The Broadcasting Act is in place to ensure that all Canadians have access to a wide variety of high-quality Canadian programming.     

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Question 5

Explain the Quebec Language Laws; Bill 22, 63, and 101. 

Bill 22: Bill 22 made French the sole official language of Quebec. It imposed that French must be the language of services, language of commercial signing, the language of labour relations and business, language of instruction, and language of legislation and justice.    

Bill 63: Bill 63 was passed to promote the French language in Quebec. The bill required all students graduating from English schools in Quebec to have a working knowledge of French. It also made French courses available to all students including immigrants.   

Bill 101: The objective of Bill 101 is to make French the language of the government and the law, as well as the normal and everyday language of work, instruction, communication, commerce, and business.    

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Question 6

Explain why it is important to maintain indigenous languages. 

It is important to maintain to indigenous languages to maintain culture and traditions of that indigenous language. Without the mother tongue, a culture can be lost and virtually impossible to revitalize. A language is also important to both the individual and collective identities of the group as they help shape perspectives and points of views.   

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Question 7

Explore the positive and negative impacts of media convergence and media transnationals.

A media transnational corporation is a mass media corporation that produces television programs, films, music, books, and so on in two or more countries. Media convergence is the mergers of media transnationals that result in a concentration of ownership. 

Positives of Media Transnationals:

  • They have large financial and human resources to create new media. 
  • Many people enjoy the media products created by these corporations. 
  • They can use their control of the media to express voices of diverse cultures. 

Negatives about Media Transnationals: 

  • They have too much influence over world culture. 
  • Smaller, diverse media cannot compete financially with transnationals. 
  • Transnationals do not use their power to express voices of diverse cultures. 
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Question 8

Explain why youth culture is seen to be homogenizing. 

Homogenization is affecting the youth due to media transnationals. The youth is responding and following trends they see on the TV or the internet and they're being influenced by those trends. Overall the world's youth are becoming more "Americanized" due to the influences of famous figures and transnationals.    

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