Cultural Change and Persistence: New Perspectives on by W. Ascher, J. Heffron

By W. Ascher, J. Heffron

Cultural swap and patience addresses the complicated problem of pursuing improvement whereas safeguarding loved elements of deeply-rooted cultural practices and ideology. via situations from a number of international areas, the authors take on the thorny challenge of ways to outline and establish cultural features helpful of patience. They rfile how leaders and activists use tradition to form improvement and vice versa, with examples starting from using historic understandings to advertise or critique financial improvement techniques, to efforts to change cultural practices that allows you to hinder their decline. The instances supply penetrating insights into potent techniques for pursuing either cultural integrity and development.  

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Should today’s adaptation of the observance of the Ramlila be preferred because of its potential to enlighten and inspire children of Banares, or is the more traditional version worth retaining? Should the Japanese government promote particular traditional crafts if it hastens the decline of others? Is adherence to Muslim piety and modesty worth deepening the rifts between Islam and other religions, or will permitting headscarves lead to greater tolerance for religious observance? 1057/9780230117334 - Cultural Change and Persistence, Edited by William Ascher and John M.

11. John Crace, “Silence falls,” The Guardian, November 5, 2002. 12. Thomas L. Friedman, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006). 13. Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time (Boston: Beacon Press, 1944): 46. 14. Clifford Geertz, Available Light: Anthropological Reflections on Philosophical Topics (Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press, 2000), 250. 15.  . ” See Larry Hickman and Thomas M.

Human Dignity as Broad Shaping and Sharing of Values We begin with one fundamental normative assertion and one behavioral postulate. The normative assertion is that we should strive to maximize the human dignity of people over whom we have some influence. Human dignity has a specialized meaning. ’” They then make three important clarifications: 1. 1057/9780230117334 - Cultural Change and Persistence, Edited by William Ascher and John M. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-04-02 Normative Considerations in Promoting Cultural Preservation l 33 2.

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