Although, tradition serves as a core common ground for a culture’s identity, today, technology has been instrumental in breaking down cultural tradition into specialized areas within the communication discipline. When examining various contexts of media and technology, we see the role of tradition begin to fragment. However, this same media and technology also presents future possibilities of coherence and continuity for the discipline of communication. Through examining differing contexts of technology’s affect on tradition in culture, we can explore tradition(s) lost and found; traditions that may limit, integrate, or even establish a new found structure to help promote the common ground of tradition in the communication discipline.
Berman, Suzanne N.
"The Loss of Culture: The Changing Role of Communication,"
Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association:
Vol. 2008, Article 1.
Available at: http://docs.rwu.edu/nyscaproceedings/vol2008/iss1/1