Odtwarzanie czy zmiana? Zarys nowej problematyzacji zjawisk i procesów kulturowych

Lubaś, Marcin
August 2013
Przeglad Socjologii Jakosciowej;8/31/2013, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p60
Academic Journal
The text presents an outline of new problematization of cultural phenomena and transformations. This new problematization has emerged as a result of the critical debate on the classical anthropological concept of culture, which took place in anthropology in the last decades. New problematization repudiates an idea that cultures form discernible, bounded, and complex objects. It focuses on cultural change as a new object of relection and study. We can find three clusters of problems at the heart of new problematization: the questions related to the problems of creativity, cultural variation, and cultural integration and disintegration. I put forward my own type of questions in order to address these large problems. I draw atention to the conditions of cultural changes, or more specifically, to the conditions constraining the scope, tempo, and depth of cultural transformations. I bring these questions to the level of ethnographic analysis. Drawing on my own ethnographic data collected during the ieldwork in Western Macedonia, I atempt to highlight the problem of conditions that constrain the processes of cultural transformations.


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