Evolution Of Traditional Culture And Politics Essay

1505 Words Oct 8th, 2015 7 Pages
When cultures go through changes and start adapting to a new modern world, aspects of their traditions and way of life change. They went from hunting and gathering to becoming more agricultural or domesticated. While these technological advances can bring prosperity, there are also many long term consequences that can see today. One big aspect of traditional cultures was the idea of interconnectedness. This means that all of their aspects of life such as religion and politics and the economy were all interconnected, they weren 't separate. For example, the !Kung or the Ju/‘ Hoansi cultures were small groups of people who lived in bands, and all of their aspects of life were interconnected. Religion, economy and politics weren 't separate because there was no distinction between them, they all had to do with their everyday lives. This was the way these people saw the world, as a whole and intertwined. In The Light at the Edge of the World, Wade Davis writes about the Warao culture and how, “there was no separation between the spirit and the crude proximity of everything”, (72). Throughout this essay I will be referencing back to interconnectedness for many other topics because there is a lot of things that can be linked to it. After this, culture thens started to shift towards domestication. Domestication is the intentional planting of selected plants (agriculture) and the taming and breeding of certain animal species (pastoralism). There are many reasons for why this…

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