In what ways are we products of our national culture? What specific devices (ideas, objects, practices, feelings) facilitate this? When does good ole fashioned nationalism or patriotism become xenophobia?
Make at least three postings on this topic to the entire group. The first should be a statement of your thoughts on the above posited topic/questions. The second and third should be in the form of reflections on or replies to someone’s else’s posting. You may engage in in-depth debate, i.e. you could all theoretically continue the conversation responding to one person’s initial posting.