Here are a few of the ‘standard’ models used to discuss what culture is with a brief explanation of each model. Most IC trainers have a favorite model or two that they prefer or will use often, but this is generally a way to only begin the discussion.
Both terms ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture are seen as derogatory, or disrespectful toward the other. Popular culture, which changes more rapidly and, within this context is seen as a ‘lesser’ aspect of culture as it relates to socioeconomic status.
One person’s high culture is another’s low culture and vice versa. This is especially true as many aspects of modern popular culture have become ‘canon’ as it were – having great value, importance, or significance since they were first produced.
Just how complex is culture compared to what we usually think it is.
That is, what we can see, hear, taste, and smell versus that which flows under the surface, but is really the engine driving each and every one of our interactions.
You never know what pressures are affecting a person’s day; in addition to external factors, there could be internal cultural factors at play.
So, be kind to those you encounter.
Let’s talk about worn out computers, video editing, and comparing the UK & USA holiday culture and traditions to those in Germany…
“Right-wing extremists perpetrated two thirds of the attacks and plots in the United States in 2019 and over 90 percent between January 1 and May 8, 2020.”
Kids love hot dogs, just don’t ask them (or tell them) what is in them (at least in America). Germans love their Wursts.
A funny video about what international students think about Americans.
What is the difference between being a military family abroad and an expatriate, let’s discuss.
Did you ever consider how you wash dishes (when you don’t use a dishwasher) might be a result of culture?