Deep Dive: Shared Cultural Touchstones

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Deep Dive: Shared Cultural Touchstones

Question: How important is it for individuals of a diverse culture to share cultural touchstones, such as reading the same book in school?

Many colleges and universities, and even some companies are requiring a “common reading” experiences of their community members. Are these shared touchstones helpful, or do they just create more work?

And can you spot the Serial shout-out?

Show Notes & Linkage

Creating common ground: Common reading and the first year of college (Peer Review)

Griswold, W. (2013) Cultures and societies in a changing world (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Fall of the Roman Empire… in the 15th Century: Crash Course World History #12

Académie française (Wikipedia)

The psychology of prejudice: Ingroup love or outgroup hate?.

Individual and group decision making: Current issues. Florence, KY: Psychology Press

Audio Engineering & Editing by Jeremiah Puhek.