Culture and Identity

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1. Explain the difference between high culture and popular culture

  • High culture is associated with middle and higher class people and popular culture is associated more with working class
  • high culture is associated with working class and popular culture is associated with the higher class people
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2. How does folk culture differ from mass culture

  • mass culture is to do with one big community and folk culture is more local
  • folk culture is based and created by local communities and specific to a local community and mass culture is specific to everyone; it's a global culture
  • folk culture is more small scale and mass culture is a bigger scale

3. What is a stigmatized Identity

  • Goffman states it's an identity that can be seen to be undesirable and demeaning towards the person.
  • where you don't know where you stand with people
  • something that stops you socializing
  • where you're not accepted in society

4. What is mean by subculture resistance

  • Ethnic minority groups that may not be simply different from the dominant culture but also in active opposition to it
  • ethnic minority groups and very different from dominant culture

5. What is socialization

  • Where you are told what to do
  • Where you learn the norms and values of a society
  • Culture teaches norms and Values
  • Learning the right things for your culture


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