An Introduction to Arjun Appadurai's Modernity at Large

How does St. Patrick's Day connect to cultural globalization? A video summary of Arjun Appadurai's Modernity at Large, part of the a larger playlist, discusses how new cultures have been created around the globe. Through graphics and examples, the video explains that physical boundaries no longer define culture.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Find a news article that supports the concept discussed within the video to make it appear more relevant
  • Introduce the video by having learners discuss the meaning of culture and what factors determine cultural boundaries
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a general understanding of the theories presented by Arjun Appadurai
Pros

  • Pulls out key details to help make a complex text more accessible
  • Introduces analogies between the text and real-world examples
Cons

  • Occasional pop-up texts distract from the content of the video