The Importance of Culture

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The Importance of Culture I. Political Science – word culture removed because hard to quantify and measure A. Also issue of political correctness – when saying culture people assume you are talking about a specific culture – in our case also goes with religion – this can be very risky when you mix it all together B. Don’t want to talk about inferiority or superiority of different cultures i. Over time political scientists of the west stretched the issue of culture a. Huntington Book – many people didn’t read the book and just read the title “Clash of the Cultures” – assume that because we have different cultures we cannot get along II. The Fourth Wave of Terrorism – what started the cultural approach A. Fundamentalist Ideology i. Post 9/11 – people start getting interested in terrorism; prior to 9/11 only studies in places like Israel ii. After 9/11 people freak out and want to figure out how it could happen so close to home iii. Oklahoma City Attacks – just treated them as criminals; couldn’t find anything different about the terrorists iv. Attacks of 9/11 – killed more people and all the people were very different
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