Directions: Read chapter 10 in Harwood book and Articles Attached
Make your answers brief, specific, and accurate. Provide page number references when asked.
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Japan video: 1. Redefining China’s Family (8 minutes), created by video-journalist Travis Fox and originally distributed by the Washingtonpost.com (2006).
URL for video access: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MkBk0rU8Ec
1. Consider Harwood, pages 189-191 and the notes that accompanied the videos. Now consider the video about aging in China. Provide examples from the video that illustrate two of the cultural dimensions (e.g., co-residency norms) identified by Harwood. Describe the examples in just a few sentences each. (4 points)
2. Consider your own cultural or subcultural background. How do the cultural dimensions presented in Harwood impact your own relationships with older family members? (You can focus on another family if you prefer). Identify two dimensions and explain each in a few sentences. (4 points)
3. On what cultural dimensions are China and Japan different? Give one example from the video on Japan. (2 points)
4. Based on Harwood and the other material: How are perceptions of aging changing in East Asian cultures, such as Chinese culture? Provide two specific concepts. Cite pages in the Harwood text. (4 points)
5. Consider U.S. Latino cultures. How is grand-parenting different (in some Latino families) from the practices of Euro-American cultures? In just a few sentences each, describe two potential differences and the reasons for them. Cite pages in the Harwood text. (4 points)
6. Consider the article on time and culture. Describe two types of time that seem different or less familiar to you. Cite pages in the article. Explain in two or three sentences (2 points).