CULTURAL DYNAMICS 6
Culturaldynamics is a general term used to refer to the differences and thechanges thatexist in variouscultures. Some communities embrace change either socially ortechnologically,and the obvious result is acultural shift.For instance, a society wellendowedwith technological changes is not comparablewith another community that uses the indigenous practices in theirlifestyles. However,it ishard to study thevibrant state of aculturewholly because there are differentpractices that every community uses. There are some slightsimilarities between cultures closelylocatedthrough geographical means (Bogotch, 2008). Differentsocieties areappliedto particular aspects of culture and therefore they can change withtime or else remain rigid and unaffected. This paper will explore theareasof culture that are subject to change (also those notaltered),how to design models of the complex culture systems abouthuman practices and formality/informality of semiotic practices aboutdynamic cultural,social systems. Afinalpractical example of a community highlightedand compares it to current US culture and the stereotypes thatrevolve around the culture.
Communityis definedby various practices and the way of life of the people in thatsociety. There are differentaspects of culture that are essential and are carried out by peoplearound the world differently. There are those elementsthat changewhile othernever change,or it makestake time before certain practiceswash away.For example, government and international relations of a particularcommunity modified.It variesthataspecial rule should govern people.A nation or a community can embrace a new way of making rules usingthe parliamentarians they adapt new tenets or modify their old ways.Consequently, the entire community will be affected by the new lawsthat have been put up. The way people relate is determinedby the nature of the government. If there are no rules set onhumanitarian grounds in the law, people will not connectand intergrades appropriately. Social practices of a community isdependent on the way the community take cultural changes (Bogotch,1997)
Familylife, a communal setupand observance of religion (spiritual beliefs) are changeablepartially. Somecommunities highly valuethe aspect of familytieswithin the families. Thisresults in a widerange of relations where the parentsrelate communally. Diverse communities follow the cohesion way oflife mostly in rural centers. However, there are societies thatendowed individualism and they believe in solving their issues onindividual perspective. These communities have different ways ofobserving religion,and therefore the results are different. Some communities embracecommunal worship,and others believe in the personal relationship with the supremebeings in the faith.People believe in different thingstheymay be totem creatures or supernatural beings. Asignificantdifference of marked,in this case, this aspect can be changed since theinteractionof people within the boundaries of schools and places of work amongother social siteswill result ina new lifestyle.
Also,arts, clothing and the general way of life contribute mainlyin defining cultural change. People have different styles of makingtheir musicAmericais the best example to give in this case. Three-quartersof the artists in America makehip-hop musicithas influenced the other parts of theworldbecause this genre of music has been widely used all over the world.Therefore, arts and specifically music aredynamic. It is dynamicitrelates closely to clothing. The music culture in a society depictspeople’s way of life. Clothing is a crucial component of thelifestyle. The influence of the western culture to the third worldcountries arises in their practicessome communities previously had the oldway of life,but they changed after interacting with the Americans in general(Weiss, 2001).
Educationand technology is a major reflection of the community’s culture.Some communities practiced informal education but they changed withtime, they accepted the formal education that hasmuch impact on technological advancement. Itisan aspect that can be modifiedin the society if it realizes that the schoolsystem is not efficient.Schools and other educational organizations are the best institutionsthat enhance socialization and therefore they are indispensabletools forchanging the culture of a community. A society that haslow levels of education will always trail behind regardingtechno-movements. Such societies will have poor infrastructure andinefficient cultural practices. Various example of such communitiesfoundin the third world countries where they use indigentmethods to enhance thefunctionalityof practices like transport, workforces,and communication.
Complexsystems of culture can be modified using different practices thathave agreatimpact on the way of life of the subjects. Interaction in theeducational fields is the immediate step in revolutionizing thecompound nature of social culture. A good example is extending theinstitutions of technology to the areas where change is minimal. Thefacilitieswill impact the associates (the learners) way of life significantly.The products (the graduates) will counter-affect the community,and improvement goes without noticing in their way of life and otherpractices that these people carry out. Social semiotics analyzes howthe complex state of the culture and society can relate tothe human practices to streamline the whole process of socialization.
Fancylifestyle and individualism characterize the Western culture.A lot of people in the western countries live aflashylife where they have less concern on the other (neighbors). They haveset their rules followedby a good number of people. Everyone respects the rule of law.Hence,chaotic issues hardly arise. There educationsystem where every teenager goesthrough. This educational life at the youngage and early adult age has a great impacton the learners’ social life.They learn on how to relate with people in the society,and also they acquire skills that help them cope with challenges thatcome on their way as they grow intoyoung adults. Americans’ way of life is entirelydifferent compared to other communities like the Asians. They havedifferent religious practices that make them uniquetheyworship differently compared to the Americans. Itgivesa clear distinction between the two cultures. There issome stereotype that isrelated to every culture. For example,the religion part in many communities incorporates a lot of practicesthat may not be valid. Different educators in the society havedifferent modes to handle variousissues in the community.The teachers and their respective disciplines havean obligation tochange the organization’ssocial practices and culture at large (Berger, 2002)
Inconclusion, social culture is the distinctive characteristic of thehumanity’s way of life. Somecommunities havedeep habitsthat arehard uprootedunless there is a generation transition. Some of the practices are athing of the past and seenin the modern society. Culture changes as time moves, it is essentialto do away with oldcultural practices.
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