Cultural institutions are elements within a culture/sub-culture that are perceived to be important to, or traditionally valued among, its members for their own identity. Examples of cultural institutions in modern Western society are museums, churches, schools, work and the print media.
Television As a Cultural Institution Another example of a cultural institution is television. Television's has the power to communicate social values and ideas within a society through the shows and stories it exhibits. Television is viewed all over the world and has the power to shape society's political, social, and moral views.
- Lotz, Amanda D. The Television Will Be Revolutionized. 2007.