SS310 – UNIT 2 Culture and The Cold War
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Keep in Mind • The seminar chat room should model professional discourse. • Seminar participation is not graded. • No discussion of specific grades or expectations.
Old Business • Any lingering questions from Unit 1? • Content clarification? • Example clarification? • Classroom navigation clarification? • No grade questions in seminar – please e-mail me.
Ethnocentrism • How do you define ethnocentrism? • What are some examples? • Pejorative term. • Relative term.
Cultural Relativity • Define? • What are some examples of cultural relativity? • Neutral term. • Static term.
Communism vs Capitalism • Principles of Communism • Ideology • Nations • Propaganda • Principles of Capitalism • Ideology • Nations • Propaganda
Questions • Using the Cold War-era as the framework, how did ethnocentrism influence the US’s dealings with the USSR; or how did ethnocentrism influence the USSR’s dealings with the US? • Do you see any lingering threads of Cold War-era thinking in our relationship with Russia and former bloc countries?
Questions • With relationship to the Vietnam war, what do we mean by the phrase “televising the war”? • How did the televising of war change our ideology, policies, or emotions about war? • Think about the media coverage of some recent wars (last 20 years). What has changed about the way the media covers war? What has changed about the way we consume war coverage?
Good Night … and have a pleasant tomorrow!