Cultural Codes in Communication Key Concepts

Code: a system of values and rules which names what is significant in the world and expresses the nature of those things it names.

Culture: a socially constructed and historically transmitted pattern of symbols, meanings, premises, and rules.

Cultural code: a code that is socially constructed, historically transmitted, distinct among codes, and socially consequential; a system of values and rules people use to make sense of and judge the actions of themselves and others. Continue reading