ANTH Culture Change

ANTH Culture Change - Culture Change and Applied...

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Unformatted text preview: Culture Change and Applied Anthropology ANTH 102 Understanding Other Cultures Fall 2006 Culture Change: Motivators • “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead • “Change has a bad reputation in our society. But it isn’t all bad--not by any means. In fact, change is necessary in life--to keep us moving…to keep us growing…to keep us interested…Imagine life without change. It would be static…boring… dull.” Dennis O’Grady Culture Change: Innovation • Culture change occurs in two major ways: • Innovation - the development of something new from what’s already known. • Occurs when facets of traditional culture are not working well. • “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Culture Change: Borrowing • Also referred to as “diffusion.” Adoption of something new from another group. • Tobacco, for example, was first domesticated and grown in the New World but was quickly borrowed by Europe and Asia after 1492. • Ideologies and religions also diffuse from one culture to another Culture Change: Innovation and Borrowing • In either case, must pass through period of social acceptance to take hold in culture....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Simmons during the Fall '06 term at South Carolina.

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