Define culture and the role it plays in social and ecomomic development; and how it is embedded in the geographies of particular places and regions. Tie culture to human development. "Asset Building and Community Development" has a great chapter on "Cultural Capital." Getting our culture sorted out is a huge part of the sustainablity challenge we face (consumerism feeding a bloated and overreaching materialism, anomie at least partly associated with how we arrange our human habitat, ethnocentrism, not to mention other things like rooted in racism, etc)
By chcdc on March 02, 2011 at 05:53 PM
By Jayne Gumpel on March 07, 2010 at 05:18 PM
Multiculturalism worldwide, global consumer culture, status of human development
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