Sociaty: the basics by john Macionis
... thinking article Society: the Basics by John Macionis "Virtual culture: is it good for us?" This is the digital era. Information Technologyhas changed our way of life, our perception and notions of time and space. Our culture suffers a deep transformation from the oral, historical memory to today’s virtual reality. John Macionis raises the question: “Virtual culture: is it good for us?”
Culture has five main components; symbols, language, values and beliefs, norms, and material culture, including technology.
In the past, this “society’s collective memory” was passed on from one generation to another, making it our own, unique heritage. Today, the same symbols, language, values and beliefs seem to be ...