CANADIAN CULTURAL CHARACTERISTICS
By Samatha Oliver
General Characteristics of Agricultural, Industrial, and Information Age Cultural Characteristics
Agricultural Age Cultural Characteristics:Local cultures (organized around rural communities or city states).
Industrial Age Cultural Characteristics:National Cultures (organized around the nation-state).
Information Age Cultural Characteristics:Globalization of cultures (organized around an increasingly interdependent world), creating surface level global unity along with deeper level local diversity of the world's cultures. Increased danger of localized cultural conflicts in post Cold War era as people seek new identies without sufficient recognition of global interdependence needs and dangers of war in atechnological age. New non-localized virtual communities also emerging in cyberspace.
Information/Data on Canadian Cultural Characteristics
Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia. Canada's population is about 28.1 million people. The language spoken is English and French which both are offical languages. Religious belief follow traditional lines. The French are generally Roman Catholic while those of British descent are mostly Protestant.
Conclusions on Canada (Whether Primarily Agricultural, Industrial, or Information Age Re: Its Cultural Characteristics)
Canada is in the agricultural age (Its Cultural Characteristics)
Additional Online Sources on Canadian Cultural Characteristics
Traditional Bibliographic Sources on Canadian Cultural Characteristics
- Culturgram '96.
- Wired. Monthly magazine with interviews and articles on cutting edge information age issues.
- Toffler, Alvin. Future Shoch. New York: Random House, 1970. The Third Wave. New york: Bantam Books, 1980. Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century. New York: Bantam, 1990
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