culture bearer

culture bearer

(ANTHROPOLOGY) any individual, especially a migrant, who carries, and thus diffuses, cultural values and traits between societies. The role of culture bearers is particularly important within those cultures undergoing transition or experiencing threat from outside the culture.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
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Someone used the term 'culture bearer,' and I would like to appropriate it for our generation.
When learning and teaching occurs between the history and culture bearer and the learner some Western disciplines such as anthropology and education call this process of learning and teaching "intergenerational transmission of knowledge".
Shannon describes playwright August Wilson (1945-2005) as an autoethnographer, storyteller, medium, and culture bearer, who placed himself in his ten-play cycle as both subject and object and as an oAfrican-in-Americao, and who used dramaturgy as a means of navigating the complexities of his life as the child of a white German immigrant and a black mother.
repertoire, Volk (2002) recommends consulting a culture bearer who is a
It was evident through my observation of school visits and the interviewees involvement with the university choir that a shared sense of ownership between culture bearer, community and teacher creates a pathway for both African and western music to be celebrated as a form of multicultural practice given the diverse population.
A pat answer would be to assert that the anthropologist brings to the field a framework of understanding, and a kind of critical objective parallax, that the native culture bearer, the subject of the anthropologist's investigations, does not have.
According to Beaulieu, the king was the focal point of wisdom and the closely related antediluvian knowledge in pre-Kassite times; lie was a culture bearer and responsible for ensuring harmony with the gods.
MacTeer in The Bluest Eye and Pilate in Song of Solomon could serve as a culture bearer for the next generation and could empower children to survive and resist oppression.
What T.'s book adds to the literature on Griffiths, especially to its nearest predecessor, Wayne Teasdale's Toward a Christian Vedanta (1987), are a satisfying explication of Griffiths's notion and use of symbol and a well-considered application to him of Karl Joachim Weintraub's idea of a "culture bearer" (8).
Thus it seems that Milton has constructed an original metaphor from the myth of Triptolemus, the culture bearer, of the orator planting seeds for a future harvest of virtuous living and political freedom among his fellow human beings.
Mostly employing a non-formal education mode, but can be integrated in formal education set-up, the SLT has a living master of a craft, so called "culture bearer" or culture specialist, to teach skills and techniques required by traditional art or craft, usually in an oral manner with practical demonstrations, to the young people of a community.
The workshops were designed by Margaret Bradley and included the input of a culture bearer, Matthew Doyle, a Dharawal performer whose people come from greater South Western Sydney and who featured on the accompanying recordings.

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