Presentation on theme: "CULTURAL DIFFUSION. What is culture? Unique way a certain group of people live Lifestyle passed down from generation to generation Behaviors and."— Presentation transcript:
What is culture? Unique way a certain group of people live Lifestyle passed down from generation to generation Behaviors and beliefs shared by members of the same group Shared history or experience of a people
Shared Cultural Beliefs & Behaviors 1. Language 2. Values & Philosophies 3. Religious Beliefs & Mythologies 4. Social Structure 5. Art, Music & Literature 6. Architecture 7. Styles of Dress 8. Foods & Eating Habits 9. Customs, Traditions & Rituals 10. Historical Memories
Which culture is represented? Language Architecture Art Mythology Religion Philosophy Clothing Food
DEFINITION: Cultural Diffusion: the spreading of a cultural trait from one society to another
Cultural Exchange Diffusion can also be viewed as a cultural ‘exchange’ of ideas, practices, and goods.
Elements of our culture have been diffused into other cultures: Baseball was developed in the US in the late 18 th century. It was introduced to Japan in 1872 by the Japan American educator Horace Wilson. Horace WilsonHorace Wilson
How Culture Traits Are Spread Migration – movement of people War – the “winners” may force their traits on the “losers” Trade – the exchange of goods and ideas Technology – Internet, cellphone fax, email, telephone, TV