Book and Movie Review Assignment Brief

Book and Movie Review Assignment Brief

Book and Movie Review Assignment Brief

Book and Movie Review or Culture Event

1. Begin by reading “Film as a Lens for Studying Culture and its Implications for Management Practice” (Handout is posted on Moodle). The key learning point in the article concerns the Integrated Cultural Framework (ICF). Carefully review the dimensions of the framework (i.e., ability to influence, comfort with ambiguity, assertiveness, individualism/collectivism, time and space orientation).
2. Identify the culture that you most closely associate with.Briefly describe that culture in terms of beliefs, customs, ceremonies, etc.
3. Apply the six dimensions of the Integrated Cultural Framework model to your own culture, using the reading “Film as a Lens for Studying Culture” and the Integrated Cultural essay or Framework chart. Briefly describe your findings.
4. Choose one film from the list below, or a book on another culture.Select a book or movie on a culture other than your own. If you wish, you can choose an international film or book not on the list below, however, please contact the instructor for approval.Briefly describe the culture in the film in terms of beliefs, customs, ceremonies, etc.

Middle East

The Color of Paradise

East is East

My Name is Khan

 

India

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (G)

Outsourced (PG)

Slum Dog Millionaire

Monsoon Wedding

African

The Gods Must be Crazy (G)

Hotel Rwanda

5. Apply the six dimensions from the ICF to the culture represented in your film.To carry out the analysis select a lead character or a specific group identified in the film and apply the ICF (e.g., to what extent did you observe the lead or the groups’ ability to influence in situations portrayed in the video). The purpose of the paper is to help you understand and apply the ICF.Each of these films can be analyzed from a number of perspectives—there is no best answer.Again, the primary learning objective is to enhance your understanding and use of the ICF. Please, do not summarize the contents of the film; discuss only the link between the video and the ICF.The grade is based on the extent to which you are able to explain the relationship between scenes in the film and the ICF.
6. Conclude with a brief discussion on the similarities and differences between the two cultures.

Integrated Cultural Framework

Self-Assessment

Integrated Cultural Dimensions

Combined Dimensions

Evaluation

Ability to Influence

Power Distance

Low

 

Moderate

 

High

Relation to Nature

Subjugation

Harmony

Mastery

Comfort with Ambiguity

Uncertainty avoidance

 

Low

 

Moderate

 

High

 

Basic Human Nature

Good

Good and Evil

Evil

Assertiveness

Masculinity

 

Masculine

 

Mixed

 

Feminine                                        

Activity Orientation

Doing 

Being    

Controlling

Individual/ Collective

Individual/ Collective

 

Individual

 

Collective

Nature of Relationships

Individual

Group

Hierarchical

Time Orientation

 

Time Orientation

Past                                                

Present  

Future

Space Orientation

 

Space Orientation

Private

Mixed

Public

The ICF Written Assignment Overview

  • Read and review article:Film asLens for Studying Culture
  • Graded Components of assignment:
  1. Briefly describe your culture
  2. Use ICF to self-assess your culture
  3. View one film or book or select other options
  4. Apply the ICF dimensions to the culture represented in your film
  5. Conclusion

** Complete details contained in Syllabus