Saturday, April 21, 2012

A generation can mean a continent apart

Culture: System of symbols, beliefs, and values
Society: System of groups, roles, and norms

If you grew up in one society where you knew your place, and then grow up, get married and take your kids to a completely different society, can you really blame them for not copying you?

It's like me deciding to move my kids to Scotland so that they can grow up with a Scottish accent, but then I wonder why they've also developed interests in kilts and sheep.

[Durkheim and the Social Anthropology of Culture by James L. Peacock]

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