Community Culture Invention - Instant Self Anthropology Using Community Quality

Resources marines et traditions--Bulletin de la CPS No. 10, 1999

11 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2013

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Richard Greene

Beijing DeTao Masters Academy; Keio University - Graduate School of System Design and Management

Date Written: April 1, 1999

Abstract

A tool that allows communities to recover parts of their own tradition while inventing new culture components for dealing with present challenges is presented here. Traditional and aboriginal cultures that, in their own opinion, are not effectively responding to the challenges of modernisation are generally forced to chose between either traditional culture elements or those foreign culture elements proffered by modernisation. A middle way that recovers and reinterprets traditional culture components and then uses them to suggest and guide community responses to particular challenges of modernisation may be needed. The Community Quality Cabaret described here allows considerable portions of communities to be engaged in inventing new images and practices that re empower traditions, while directing such traditions toward a more positive and effective response to the local challenges of modernisation. Use of this tool in a traditional fishing community culture on Majuro is reported. How the tool can be applied to build bridges among stakeholders in conflict within communities is also described.

Keywords: social process, anthropologie, culture

Suggested Citation

Greene, Richard, Community Culture Invention - Instant Self Anthropology Using Community Quality (April 1, 1999). Resources marines et traditions--Bulletin de la CPS No. 10, 1999, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2242985

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