ERIC Number: EJ948272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
No Company for Old Men: Adventures in Unemployment in "The Company Men"
Multicultural Perspectives, v13 n4 p205-208 2011
Cultural diversity is often attributed to groups in a society from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Assimilation then blends subcultures into a mainstream culture. However, history and circumstance give rise to new groups whose experiences and activities produce new diversity. Big events and big changes give rise to important differences between groups. Popular culture brings new subcultures to the attention of the mainstream. Examples are "The Grapes of Wrath", "The Best Years of Our Lives", and "The Company Men", discussed as a step in bringing awareness of current unemployment issues.
Descriptors: Unemployment, Subcultures, Popular Culture, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Males, Cultural Differences, Cultural Literacy, Social Change, Social Attitudes, Social Values, Acculturation, Film Study
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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