cultural issues (himalayan dialogue)

cultural issues (himalayan dialogue) - Theoretical...

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Theoretical framework of Mumford Draws upon Russian theorist, Baktim, on history, primarily a literary critic Each chronotype has its own system, very different such as time, ethics, etc 3 distinct periods; successive stages Ancient matrix Shamanic world, largely illiterate Small scale, local settlements Cyclical time, not linear Personal identity is relational; people defined by local landscape Relational identities Focus on continuity, group and individual; recycling No extrication method Speech patterns distinct enough to identify one’s origins Clothes, facial appearances, too Tibet vs US More formally addressed Teachers especially Meanings of names known Days of the week, function, ideas Shaman – don’t follow the program of the ancient matrix Fasting, herbs, aesthetic practices; attempt to step outside Able to fix problems with the world Individual life sequence Individual seals himself from world/community Concerned with individual responsibility/fate, not community Connected with urban culture, government, literacy, transportation No longer a clear sense of what we’re supposed to be New technologies, agricultural surplus Dominated by duality Bifurcation of our time and world time
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2010 for the course RELB 2054 taught by Professor Germano during the Fall '09 term at UVA.

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