Re: Including the luddites [was Re: Degrees vs. smarts]

Bryan Moss (
Tue, 5 Oct 1999 21:07:36 +0100

Robert J. Bradbury wrote:

> Native Americans are caught in a bind. They can live on a reservation
> where they can have their culture but have few economic opportunities or
> move away from the reservation, losing their culture but having more
> opportunities to educate themselves and prosper.

Hmm... would it be right to say that modern US and, perhaps to a lesser extent, European societies have lost their culture, or is the process of 'modernisation' itself a cultural artifact (of modern societies)? That is, are modern values the product of the dominance of one sucessful culture or are these values replacing culture (in its traditional static sense)?