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Understanding Culture, Society, and Politics

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Faye Chua

on 13 December 2016

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Transcript of Understanding Culture, Society, and Politics

Understanding Culture, Society, and Politics
Objectives
review the lesson regarding Personal Development last semester
analyze how Personal Development had been instrumental with the development of culture
apply current social trends to the discussion of the topics presented
show awareness of culture being shaped up by changing trends over the course of time
demonstrate the changing trends through a roleplaying event
How do you perceive the aforementioned changes in one’s personality in relation to one’s culture?
How has culture – both here in the Philippines and overseas – changed over the course of time?
What does varying trends in the society tell us about our study of the Social Sciences?
Identifying culture, society, and politics
Culture - sum of an individual's way of life
- material and non-material things he / she possesses or acquires
- fads, trends, manners, taboos, scientific knowledge, technology
Society - organized group or groups of interdependent people who share a common territory, language, and culture, and who act together for collective survival and well-being
- bound together by a general sense of common identity and pride of place (Nationalism)
Politics - theory, art, and practice of government
Government - group of people who control and make decisions for a country, state, etc.
- stable cluster of statuses, general norms, and role behavior
- represented by a political institution involved in the acquisition and exercise of power and decision-making in society
Power - a status granted to individuals or institutions to properly run the government and implement the rule of the law in a society
- sets up social norms and values
culture, society, and politics are concepts that exists in the realm of ideas and thoughts
cannot be seen or touched but influence us
used to describe a phenomenon
"rational purport of a word or conception" (Pierce, 1998)
Culture, Society, and Politics as conceptual tools allow for it to form, relate, or deconstruct other concepts (heuristic tool - simplifying tool that allows a concept to discover new aspects of a phenomenon)
Social Constructs are predetermined labels that define one to be part of the society

Human Behavior are propelled by powerful motivators
values - principles or standards of behavior
- lasting beliefs or ideals
beliefs - an accepted truth
- may be based on tradition, faith, experience, or scientific research
Changes brought about by technological innovation cause changes in behavior
Role-Playing Activity:
Students are to be divided into four groups to perform a human timeline of how one trend had moved on from a bygone era to the current time. Students are to select a trend on the following:
courting
fashion style
studying habits
parenting

What does varying trends in the society tell us about our study of the Social Sciences?
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