Sorry, We Didn't Mean to Break Your Culture

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R. C. Lightfoot (2013), JBIS, 66, pp.312-317

Refcode: 2013.66.312
Keywords: Social change, social dysfunction, nonmaterial culture, material culture, culture-bound syndromes

Cultures meet and apparently insignificant traits or objects disrupt one of the cultures. This process repeatedly occurred in history with devastating consequences for the affected groups. Personal health, sanity, societies and cultures suffered from the effects of the new intrusions. Insights from sociological theory shed light on the effects and suggest remedies for at least some of the dysfunctions. Strategies for understanding and handling unforeseen changes must be prepared for future contact with other intelligences.

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