Social unit 1

  1. What is individual identity
    How a person sees themself as an individual - traits that make a persons sense of identity
  2. What is collective identity
    Expressing you identity as part of a group - combination of beliefs, values, ways of life of groups of people
  3. What is globalization
    The process of the worlds citizens becoming increasingly connected and dependent on each other
  4. What is outsorcing
    Hiring another company to do survives or create goods that were traditionally made by house staff
  5. Transnational
    Extending or operate in around the world
  6. Social globalization
    Communication and media - increased human interaction within communities
  7. Political corporation
    government and politics - involves the decisions a country's government makes.
  8. Consumer
    someone who purchases goods and services.
  9. Coltan Mining in the Congo
    made young people and children risk their lives to work. Going into dangerous areas to mine for resources that go into iPhones and then giving them little in return
  10. Lubicon Cree
    their way of life is being destroyed by the logging and the oil industry on their land. Also the federal office decided that they weren't aborigonal people and so took them off the band list.
  11. How do people express their Individual Identities? Collective Identities
    by their clothes, their opinions and beliefs, and their hobbies.
  12. What kind of pattern do you see in your purchasing habits?
    expensive, made outside of canada, are transnational corporations.
  13. Why don’t we produce these products in Canada?
    don’t have the resources, cheaper to produce in countries with lower wages and less working regulations
  14. What are some benefits of products being made outside of Canada?
    It is cheaper for us
  15. To what extent should we embrace globalization
    Until it starts to hurt some people around the world
  16. Transnational corporations
    a company that is based in one county while developing and manufacturing its products, or delivering its goods and services in more than one country
  17. Media convergence
    the use of electronic technology to integrate media such as newspapers, books, TV, and the internet.
  18. Media concentration
    the gathering of ownership of newspapers and other media in the hands of a few corporations
  19. Economies of scale
    savings that are achieved by producing, using, and buying things in large quantities
  20. Biodiversity
    all the different kinds of culture in the world
  21. Homogenization
    Erasing the differences among peoples, and as a result, they become more and more similar
  22. Acculturation
    assimilation to a different culture
  23. Accommodation
    involves accepting and creating space for one another
  24. Assimilation
    when the culture of the minority group is absorbed by another culture
  25. Cultural revitalization
    a process through which unique cultures regain a sense of identity
  26. What are the 4 Forces of Globalization
    Trade, Transportation, Communication Technology, and The Media
  27. How do forces of globalization present challenges to identity
    exposes us to different cultures and can drive us to want to change.
  28. How is identity affected by economic, social and political and environmental dimensions of globalization
    the increaseing globlization is exposesing us to more cultures and ideas
  29. How does each dimension of globalization relate to the Banana wars?
    economic: price, quality, popularity. - they make the bananas and ship them.  Political: unions, revolutions, protests. - people were killed because of the protests. Environmental: pesticides, fungicides, band chemicals. - chemicals were used to increase the crop yield and to sell for cheap. Social: low wages, creating unions. - People being treated like trash thinking there superior.
  30. How do some forces of globalization provide opportunities to affirm and promote identity
    by being part of a popular culture it can cause multiple people to be apart of it and has a better chance of surviving
  31. Digital divide
    the gap that separates people who do and who do not have access to up to date digital technology
  32. Propaganda
    Propaganda is communication that is primarily used to influence or persuade an audience to further an agenda
  33. Universalization
    the spread of similar culter, trends, customs, and practices around the world
  34. Pop culture
    refers to current cultural trends that are spread by commercial mass media
  35. Media consolidation
    is a process whereby progressively fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media.
  36. Hybridization
    the combining of elements of two or more different things to create something new
  37. How is identity affected by opportunities to communicate with people around the world
    it is affected positively and will continue to grow over time
  38. How is diversity influenced by the media and communication technologies
    With today’s rapid technological media, acculturation and accommodation is often seen. his is a good thing because as people begin to learn more about other cultures, they come to respect and appreciate differences.
  39. How is identity affected by media coverage of world news
    People often equate “pop culture” with “American culture” because of the high degree of influence and spread of American culture worldwide by American media outlets and companies
  40. How is diversity affected by the dominance of American media
    there is less because of the americanized media.
  41. Cultural Content laws
    Laws passed by a government to prevent a group’s cultural identity –including its artists, performers, songs, movies , and literature- from being overwhelmed by the media of a more dominant culture.
  42. How do people affirm language
    How languages are disappearing; Endangered languages; why they disappear
    by practicing it or teaching it
  43. How do people affirm culture?
    Cultural revitalization; Ladakh case studyChallenges/Opportunities - practicing or teaching it, so it is not forgotten
  44. How do governments affirm language and culture?Multiculturalism and Bilingualism in CanadaCultural content lawsCRTCOther real world examples (e.g. France, China, etc.)
    create legislation and laws. They haves official language act and constitution act of charter of rights and freedoms. There is also CRTC.
  45. How do international organizations affirm language and culture?UNESCO → preserving world heritage
    there are asian TV net works as well as Aborigonals peoples television networks.
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Social unit 1