scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 800
Culture and Politics Culture and politics An interesting concept the idea of culture is hard to define What exactly is culture How does it affect us In J Harry Wrays book Sense and Nonsense American Culture and Politics he says culture is a shared symbol system linking members of a group to each other and to history thus providing them with an identity What this means is that culture is how different groups respond to and interpret symbols As examples Wray talks about a aboriginal tribe in Malaysia who believe that thunder storms are the result of human violations of the natural order of things whereas we see thunder storms as the mixing of a hot air mass colliding with a cooler one in the presence of certain conditions Now that Ive tried to define culture I want to try to show its importance By defining culture as the way a collected group of people interpret symbols one must try to give an example of these symbols Cultural symbols are essentially anything that is thought of as unique to a group people however it really could be anything such as a house car clothes but also street signs telephones television and radio These cultural symbols are everywhere and usually we arent even aware that they are symbols of and to our culture Since culture is the way we interpret these symbols it is very important to realize that these symbols will affect our culture and moreover they will affect our politics The ways our symbols will affect our politics are that they can change our perspectives and ideas about our communities and the world around us Symbols in culture often affect politics and how government works an example that Wray gives is the importance of family In the US family is stressed by almost every politician seeking office however the Family Leave Bill took years to be voted into law This controversial bill would allow
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA