Cross Cultures Module 5 SLP - Western Scientific Paradigm...

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Western Scientific Paradigm WESTERN SCIENTIFIC PARADIGM The Western Scientific Paradigm Nicole Hinton Touro University International 1
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Western Scientific Paradigm The Western Scientific Paradigm Ralph Ellison once said that "it is not culture which binds the peoples who are of partially African origin now scattered throughout the world, but an identity of passions." With repetitive urgency, Wole Soyinka, the Nigerian poet and playwright and Nobel laureate, never ceases to emphasize the cultural particularity of his dramaturgy: its source in the "African worldview." The South African Black Consciousness theater, both in its early days and in its later offshoots, was preoccupied with self-definition as a cultural arm of the struggle against apartheid. The late 1960s and early 1970s black activist theater in the United States flaunted new myths, songs, symbols, and values, presenting itself as a "post‐ American form" categorically asserting African - American cultural autonomy. Caribbean dramatists have been no less preoccupied with defining an identifiable cultural matrix for their work. Derek Walcott, St. Lucian poet and dramatist, another
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