The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Tuesday, June 22, 2004
discussion of John Davidson Hunter's "How to Change a Culture" over at Gideon Strauss' blog.

Here is a summary from David Koysis:

Hunter argues for five propositions: (1) "Culture is a resource and as such, a form of power"; (2) culture is deliberately produced; (3) "cultural production is stratified in a rigid structure of 'center' and 'periphery'"; (4) cultural change comes from the top down and hardly ever from the bottom up; and (5) "world-changing is most intense when the networks of elites and the institutions they lead overlap."