Todays CTS class was all about ‘IDENTITY, SUBCULTURE, REPRESENTATION and NARRATIVE‘, we talked and discussed the meaning of these individual terms.
IDENTITY in the common sense and common definition is the state of having unique identifying characteristics held by no other person or thing, Yet we lookes at Stuard Hall, who argues that ‘‘the fully unified, comleated, secure and coherent identity is fantasy’ and further he explains that ‘Within us [there] are contradictory identities, [which are] pulling in different directions, so that our identifications are continuously being shifted about’’ (S. Hall, 1992b: 277).
We looked at the term of CULTURE, what it means to us and how others think about it, we looked at the statment that culture is a ‘‘particular way of life, whether of a people, a period or a group’’ (Williams, 1976: 80), I agreeed with this idea which indecates that there is a cirtain decree of change included. For me culture is more something that undergoes changes everyday.
Continuing with the topic of SUBCULTURE which is related to CULTURE discribing a subdivision of a national culture or an enclave within it with a distinct integrated network of behaviour, beliefs, and attitudes. These subcultures are evolving, changing, developing and are created through trends, news, events, music, behavior, art, beliving systems and so on. People who identify themselfs with one of these groups find a kind of family and friends whithin there.
REPRESENTATION (three types)
The symbolic sens, symbol/ sign = representation of something
The political sense, representatives = speaking for
the cognitive sense = mental believing
A NARRATIVE could be an account, report, or story, as of events, experiences, etc it can be fictional or based of facts.