Discussion Week 1 & Week 2
Week 1 Q
Question: How does communication influence culture?
Communication influences culture in many ways, for example Hollywood’s presentation of the “perfect women.” However the body type is almost impossible to achieve, media is still pushing this perfect image down teenage girls throats every day. This makes young girls believe they should look the same so in reaction they start to put their bodies in harm’s way to achieve “perfect dimensions.” Even to begin doubting their beauty because of it. So one way communication influences culture is skewing its image of women to the younger generation. On the other hand communication in culture can be liberating as well, liberation from the “perfect image” that is being pushed. Some may strive to stand out and not blend in with cultures images.
Week 2 Q
Question: How do language & symbols create communication?
Languages and symbols are a large part of communication. An example of this is next time you are walking around campus stop for a few seconds and see how many clothing company logos you see on people’s outfits. Every day we are immersed in communication, companies put their logos on their clothing just for that exact result. They hope you’ll see something and be like…
“That jacket is super cute… oh American Eagle, I’m defiantly going there tonight!”
And without language how would you even know what American Eagle is? Language is a huge part of communication.
(I believe page seven in Critical Thinking in Communication gives a great example of communication in today’s time.)