Chapter No. 1
Before going to any further about Dramas effect on our society, first of all we have to know about what drama is? Then we can easily make further research on this topic. Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance.“Drama is watching one person changed by another. If two people exchange views, but neither is changed by the interaction, you have literature. If two people have an enormous physical fight but their relationship remains unchanged, you have spectacle. But if one is altered by the other, ...view middle of the document...
The concept of culture is very complicated, and the word has many meanings. The word 'culture' is most commonly used in three ways.
1. Excellence of taste in the fine arts and humanities, also known as high culture.
2. An integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behaviour.
3. The outlook, attitudes, values, morals goals, and customs shared by a society.
Culture is one of the most important and basic concepts of sociology. In sociology culture has a specific meaning. The anthropologists believe that the behaviour which is meant is called culture. In other words the behaviour which is transmitted to us by someone is called culture.
"Culture the handwork of man and conventional understanding manifest in art and artefact which persisting through which he achieves his ends". Malinowski(1913) Culture is passed on from one generation to the next through the process of socialization. Although there are many aspects of everyday life which are shared by most members of society, there are different conceptions and definition of culture within this general approach.
1.1.1: Different concepts of culture
These are discussed below.As they are taken from BROWNE magazine by John.
The dominant culture of a society refers to the main culture in a society, which is shared, or at least accepted without opposition, by the majority of people.
A subculture is a smaller culture held by a group of people within the main culture of a society, in some ways different from the main culture but with many aspects in common.
Examples of subcultures include those of some young people, gypsies and travellers, gay people, different social classes and minority ethnic groups.
Folk culture is the culture created by local communities and is rooted in the experiences, customs and beliefs of the everyday life of ordinary people.
High culture refers to cultural products seen to be of lasting artistic or literary value, which are particularly admired and approved of by elites and the upper middle class. An elite is a small group holding great power and privilege in society.
Mass culture, sometimes called popular culture or low culture, refers to cultural products Produced for sale to the mass of ordinary people. These involve mass produced, standardized , short lived products of no lasting value, which are seen to demand little critical thought, analysis or discussion.
Mass culture is seen by many as inferior to high culture. Such aspects of culture are a Product of industrial societies. They are aimed at the mass of ...