Video and Multimedia
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Video 3.1: Cultures, Subcultures, and Countercultures
Description: CrashCourse provides a brief breakdown of what are generally considered the fundamentals of culture, while also embracing the inner complexity of subcultures and countercultures within to reflect the dynamic and often messy nature of cultural designations. [0:00-5:00]
Video 3.2: An Introduction to Clifford Geertz’s The Interpretation of Cultures
Description: Macat offers an introduction to the theories of Geertz, providing examples of how symbols are used, identified, and studies in cultural anthropology.
Video 3.3: The Silk Road: Connecting the Ancient World Through Trade
Description: Shannon Harris Castelo narrates one of the most important agents of cultural diffusion in world history: the multinational trade route of the Silk Road, which connected and interconnected world cultures not only through traded goods, but also the religion and cultural practices that travelled along with them.
Video 3.4: How Culture Drives Behaviours
Description: Julien Bourrelle discusses the impact of culture on personal behavior, demonstrating how cultural values are both integral to our understanding of proper behavior and highly variable across different cultures. [0:00-5:15]
Video 3.5: The Hindu Bagpipers of New Jersey
Description: Members of a pipe band associated with a Hindu temple in New Jersey talk about the odd but earnest fusion of Scottish musical traditions with Hindu worship, representing a unique vision of cultural exchange and fusion in a globalized world.