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Culture Change and Applied Anthropology ANTH 102 Understanding Other Cultures Fall 2006
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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
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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.”
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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
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Culture Change: Innovation and Borrowing In either case, must pass through period of social acceptance to take hold in culture.
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