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