Monday, March 15, 2010
Community Vs Society
Apologies for my late entry. I`ve been caught up with so many things lately (aren`t we all?) . I`m not really a fan of blogging and to be honest, this is my first time setting up a blog. I find this subject rather interesting as we get to explore and create our own documentary regarding community.
When the word community being mentioned, the word sub-culture crossed my head straight away.
In sociology, anthropology and cultural studies, a subculture is a group of people with a culture (whether distinct or hidden) which differentiates them from the larger culture to which they belong. If a particular subculture is characterized by a systematic opposition to the dominant culture, it may be described as a counterculture. (Wikipedia)
A community is a group of interacting organisms (or different species) sharing an environment. In human communities, intent, belief, resources, preferences, needs, risks, and a number of other conditions may be present and common, affecting the identity of the participants and their degree of cohesiveness. (Wikipedia)
I have interest in focusing on the community on people who do graffiti as this will be such an interesting subject relating community vs society. I myself practice graffiti and it will even be the topic for my research proposal which is Communicating through graffiti: Looking through the public eye.
Now, IF i do intend to proceed with it, how should i execute it?
I have a Malaysian friend who dropped everything he studied back at home and now making graffiti as his full time job here in Melbourne. Check out his website at http://www.drewfunk.com
I could get the public opinion together with him and his graffiti mates and start the comparison. It can show the overall progress on whether graffiti can be accepted or against by the public perhaps? I will try and brainstorm more on that.
Sigh, or maybe at the end of the day i might change to other community subject