The way people think and act politically is not set in stone. People can and do change the fundamental cultural contours of their political situation. Their political culture does not only restrict imagination and action – it is also a resource for political creativity and invention. In Reinventing Political Culture, this resource is uncovered and explored. Analyzed as a tension between the power of culture and the culture of power, the concept of political culture is reinvented and applied to understanding the practice of people transforming their own political culture in very different circumstances. Three instances of such reinvention are closely examined: one historic, during the twilight of the Soviet empire; one actively in process and actively opposed, ‘the Obama revolution'; and one an apparent distant dream, the power of culture and the culture of power that would avoid ‘the clash of civilizations' in the Middle East. In accessible and engaging prose, Goldfarb clearly and forcefully presents students and scholars of sociology, comparative politics, and cultural studies with an original position on political culture, showing how the political cultures of our times pose not only grave dangers, but also opportunities for creative alternatives.
Human is the best creation of this universe where the most unique feature of all humans is their culture. Culture is not organic, it is materialistic in nature and the culture of humans, in general, has developed over a period of time. It has been observed in the history of mankind that with the invention and development of power, energy and technology, the culture of humans has also changed and developed. If it is considered for the people of urban area the change and development of culture is gradual, and sometimes, dramatic in nature. However, conducting researches in urban areas is more difficult than that of the rural areas and demand high motivations and indepth study by the anthropologists. From this point of view the work for this book has been done to understand the nature of change and development of culture of urban people as a whole focusing power, energy and technology. It is believed that this will help the academicians and others to think about the nature of urban culture.
This book analysing the Meranao political culture in Lanao del Sur Philippines is significant as it provides readers empirical data that describes the interactions of some dimensions of political culture. It explains thoroughly the twelve indicators of political participation vis-a-vis distrustful-efficacious theory, and how they are manifested across classes and statuses. Likewise, this book provides a necessary assistance and informative source for politicians and researchers on the nature of Meranao political culture and the impacts of its underlying dimensions upon the people, society and political system. It provides a guideline for the readers, thus lending help in theory building which contributes to the existing knowledge on political sociology as a component of human science.
In a time where human resource is the only factor that can create a sustainable competitive advantage, it is very necessary to understand the employees of the organization. This books looks into the culture of the organizations through the use of five dimension model of culture. It determines what is the impact of the culture of the organization on the level of employee retention in the organization. How the increase and decrease of any one dimension can turn the tables around for an organization. It also relates the culture of the organization to the culture of a nation and how it helps in creating an organizational culture that is cohesive to employee retention. It sheds light on how to create that perfect organizational culture that creates a win win situation for both the employees and organization.
The book critically analyses through comparison and contrast the depiction and significance of national patriotic culture in Ngugi wa Thiong'o 's A Grain Of Wheat(1963), Stanley Nyamfukudza 's The Non-Believer's Journey(1980) and Solomon Mutswairo's Feso(1956). The three writers' depiction of national patriotic culture is examined in the context of Africa's struggles for political and economic emancipation both past and present. It examines whether or not the writers' portrayal and understanding of national patriotic culture helps in Africa's economic and political liberation. In that regard, the book assesses the extent to which the writers' vision on national patriotic culture is progressive and liberatory.
A study of Rene of Anjou, a French prince and exiled king of Naples, and how he engaged his Italian network in a programme of cultural politics conducted with an eye towards a return to power in the peninsula, this volume seeks to understand the politics of culture in early Renaissance Europe through the lens of Italian humanism and art.
Exploring the forms and meanings of mediated politics beyond the news cycle, this book encompasses genres drawn from television, radio, the press and the internet, assessing their individual and collective contribution to contemporary political culture through textual analysis and thematic review.
Whenever we think of people living,learning, working or doing other similar activities together there comes the question of culture. Organizational culture is among aspects of culture that managers should know in order to manage their organizations effectively. Among many instruments that can help to identify the type of organizational culture, Cameron and Quinn's Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument(OCAI) is used in this dissertation. The intent of this instrument is to first help identify the organization’s current culture and then identify the culture organization members think should be developed to match the future demands of the environment and challenges to be faced (Cameron & Quinn, 1999).
Nowadays, culture represents an element which attracts more and more the attention of Europeans. Through culture each state manages to create its own identity and also to differentiate itself from anothers. The understanding and the respect of each EU member’s culture, together with legislation, policies and other elements, contribute to the outlining of the Union’s unity. The European Capital of Culture Program, was launched precisely to highlight the significance of culture and to link European cities. The program bestows for a one-year period, the title of Capital of Culture to a European city. For each past European Capital of Culture the title represented a good opportunity for development, producing positive effects even after its ending. In Romania, the experience of a Capital of Culture was positive not only for the city in question (SIBIU), but also for the entire country. Also, the past experience could well lead to the development of a future Romanian Capital of Culture.
Culture is the way people lives in their respective environment.It includes beliefs,traditional,religion and knowledge inheritance. Introduction of any new things in other peoples' culture is like adding new part in a body which is optional to that body. This book will guide you on the view of Nomadic societies' culture towards formal education The book was aimed to assess the view of nomadic societies' culture towards formal education. Through the book you will be able to know about the culture of nomadic societies in terms of their values, roles and beliefs also the division of labor according to age and gender and how they perceive formal education mainly based on the way formal education destruct their culture. Also through the book you will be able to know how nomadic societies' culture view the people within the societies who own large number of cattle. This book also put forward the importance of knowing first other peoples' culture before integrate with such society. In meaning that, for the success of any planned project towards certain society, the consideration of culture of such targeted society is the best way through the implementation of such project.
Over the last few years, the destruction of megalithic sites in Chhattisgarh, India has been increased. Megalithic culture is an ancient most culture. It was brought from out the India and could set the deep roots in land of India. Megalithic culture of Chhattisgarh has the special characteristics but due to the lack of public awareness, it is going to be vanished. The geographical setting of this region gave the chance to megalithic peoples for flourishing their culture over the land of Chhattisgarh. Number of explorations have been conducted by Archaeological Survey of India in Chhattisgarh but excavations are too less. Due to the result of these explorations, the district Durg is revealed as nucleus centre of Megalithic culture because localities of this district consist a number of Megalithic burials. The present work helps shed some light on megalithic culture of Chhattisgarh and provide a comparative analysis with megalithic culture of neighboring region. A megalithic practice by the tribes of Chhattisgarh is another interesting part. It is good instance of living megalithic. The author could get the success to cover the all aspects of Megalithic culture of Chhattisgarh.
From the Famine to political hunger strikes, from telling tales in the pub to Beckett's tortured utterances, the performance of Irish identity has always been deeply connected to the oral. Exploring how colonial modernity transformed the spaces that sustained Ireland's oral culture, this book explains why Irish culture has been both so creative and so resistant to modernization. David Lloyd brings together manifestations of oral culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, showing how the survival of orality was central both to resistance against colonial rule and to Ireland's modern definition as a postcolonial culture. Specific to Ireland as these histories are, they resonate with postcolonial cultures globally. This study is an important and provocative new interpretation of Irish national culture and how it came into being.
Culture is one of the most complex concepts to define; however, it encompasses the ideas of heritage, science, and literature that characterize a nation. Ideology is the most significant element shapes the appearance of any culture, an opinion that has mostly been held by philosophers and thinkers, who are keen to develop new doctrines as well as social, economic, and political theories. This study puts forward Raymond Williams' view concerning the emergent and residual culture, at the time when capitalist and utilitarian ideology has been rampant. In conclusion, acculturating is more common concept than it is culture. It is the process of imposing cultures upon the global societies, by which endless restlessness and instability in directing of the global cultures are obviously possible. Thus, it becomes more convincing theory than the culture lexicon. In such problematic situation, it is better to bring the essence of culture to the domestic environment, so that little effects of the other cultures would be possible. Most of the world cultures are grounded upon adequate knowledge of the purposes of modern culture that is still hidden under the veneer of civilization.
People with mental illness have been negatively treated, stereotyped and rejected due to the societal notions and misconceptions about mental illness. Recent studies claim that the dangerousness criterion of the involuntary commitment statute accounts for psychiatric stereotyping and discrimination despite improved treatments and better prognosis for mental illness. The purpose of this study was to investigate the cultural conceptions of mental illness within an African culture residing in Botswana versus the same conceptions within an American culture residing in Miami, Florida. This was achieved by examining the current cultural conceptions of mental illness within each culture. We explored the cultural differences of individuals’ perceptions of involuntary hospitalization of people with mental disorders as specified by the mandatory commitment statutes from each culture.