Week 7 summary – Community and culture

This week along with working on the ethnography, I have been thinking a lot about different communities, their ethos, the idea of being part of a community and a communities culture. Communities in the real world usually share a common interest and ideas and involve actual interactions, where people take on specific roles within the [...]

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Representation

Culture is represented in many formats, and these formats have changed over time but still remian essentially a imitation or replication of an original idea. Kress & van Leeuwen, (1996) a) that communication is always and inevitably multimodal; and (b) that each of the modes available for representation in a culture provides specific potentials and [...]

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What is culture?

Culture is hard to define and pin point, it means different things to different people Someone described New Zealand as lacking culture? What did they actually mean by that? Is their idea of culture different to mine? Do the New Zealanders think they lack culture? The dictionary definition recognises 5 different results: 1. the quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellent in arts, letters, manners, scholarly pursuits, etc. [...]

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