Cultural Change

Cultural Change - Means to retain old and create new...

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Culture Change & Survival
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Sources of Cultural Change Internal (10 %) Innovations Inventions External (90%) Diffusion Acculturation Westernization
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How to Study Cultural Change Study The archaeological record Historical records Life histories Longitudinal ethnographic research studies (restudies)
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Change Barriers to change Structural barriers Social and psychological barriers Stimulants to change Desire for economic gain
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Cultural Imperialism The advancement of one culture at the expense of another Modern technologies—the media ?—homogenizing effect
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Unformatted text preview: Means to retain old and create new communities Andersons idea of imagined communities Postmodernism/Postcolonialism Contemporary global culture driven by flows of people, technology, finance, information, and ideology Tribal peoples participate in the culture People live multilocally Postmoderna breaking down of traditional standards, contrasts, groups, boundaries and identities Creating new Affects the groups we study and how we study them Migration studies, multi-sited research...
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2009 for the course ANTH 1000 taught by Professor Sabem during the Spring '08 term at UConn.

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