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Welcome To Rural Sociology 1000 Introduction to Rural Sociology Mary Grigsby Associate Professor of Rural Sociology Division of Applied Social Sciences Topics of Discussion: Class Business Culture Shock/Reentry Shock Folkways; Mores Cultural Relativism Cultural Analysis of Music

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Welcome To Rural Sociology 1000 Introduction to Rural Sociology

Mary Grigsby

Associate Professor of Rural Sociology

Division of Applied Social Sciences


Topics of Discussion:

  • Class Business

  • Culture Shock/Reentry Shock

  • Folkways; Mores

  • Cultural Relativism

  • Cultural Analysis of Music

    Assignment


Culture

  • T-Shirt

  • What important cultural process does this represent?


Cultural Diffusion

  • Cultural Diffusion-People borrow ideas, materials, products and other inventions from other societies. The process by which an idea, an invention, or some other cultural item is borrowed from a foreign source.

  • People borrow ideas, materials, products, and other inventions from other societies.


Culture Shock and Reentry Shock

  • Culture Shock-The strain that people from one culture experience when they must reorient themselves to the ways of a new culture.

  • Reentry Shock-Is experienced upon returning home after living in another culture


  • Folkways

  • Norms that apply to the mundane aspects or details of daily life

  • Shoes and slippers (SIUCN)

  • Bowing or shaking hands

  • Eating while you walk

    • People are products of cultural experiences but are not cultural replicas of one another


Mores

  • Norms that people define as essential to the well-being of a group.

  • Examples?


Cultural Relativism

  • The perspective that a foreign culture should not be judged by the standards of a home culture and that a behavior or way of thinking must be examined in its cultural context.


The Home Culture as the Standard

  • Ethnocentrism

    • A viewpoint that uses one culture as the standard for judging the worth of foreign ways. Being culture bound.

  • Reverse Ethnocentrism

    • A type of ethnocentrism in which the home culture is regarded as inferior to a foreign culture.


Rice Central in Japanese Material and Non-material Culture

  • Rice wine or sake used in religious ceremonies, including marriage ceremony

  • Many traditional foods are based on rice

    • Sweet red beans and rice bring in the new year

    • Mochi, a sweet made from rice is served at celebrations

    • Most traditional Japanese meals include rice


Rice Central in Japanese Material and Non-material Culture

  • Shinto practices are linked to seasonal celebrations of the planting and harvest of rice

  • The “man in the moon” for us is -the

    “rabbit pounding mochi”

    (rice cake) for the Japanese


Cultural Analysis of Music

  • Due Monday October 6 in class

  • Choices from YouTube

  • Indicate the Singer and Song Analyzed

  • Describe what the song is about. (2 points)

  • Describe the material and non-material culture in the song. (3)

  • Describe the cultural values expressed in the song. (5)


Cultural Analysis of Music

  • Keb “Mo” - Henry

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_7EOrdUN5U&feature=related


Cultural Analysis of Music

  • Coat of Many Colors by Shania Twain or Dolly Parton

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo3oRuBYE6A&NR=1

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1zJzr-kWsI&feature=related


Cultural Analysis of Music

  • Clifton Chernier- Hungry Man Blues http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuHnM7p-wsY&NR=1

  • OR “My Poor Old Mama”

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuHnM7p-wsY&NR=1


Cultural Analysis of Music

  • Kenny Chesney-Where I Come From

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zhc0w_R93zU&feature=related


Cultural Analysis of Music

  • Against Me- Don’t Lose Touch

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKUpNpSLQ1M&feature=related


Cultural Analysis of Music

  • Miranda Lambert-Famous in a Small Town

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga-1ex6wsOY


Cultural Analysis of Music

  • Dixie Chicks- Long Way Around

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtqwL-ZPhAA&feature=related


Cultural Analysis of Music

  • Rodney Atkins-These are My People

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UrmP-y8BnM


Cultural Analysis of Music

  • Taj Mahal – Gone Fishin’

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mVWWmIXKxk&feature=related


Cultural Analysis of Music

  • Alan Jackson- Small Town Southern Man

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhFOgmpFK7k


Cultural Analysis of Music

  • Liu Qi-Chao and Jon Jang – Variations on a Sorrow Song

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9O9Fk8YvsU


Cultural Analysis of Music

  • Iris DeMent – Our Town

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FikZwgj89HI&feature=related

    These Hills

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ova2ErAeTV4&feature=related


Cultural Analysis of Music

  • Lil Wayne – My Life The Game

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnWV102t9bM


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