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  •  The object that creates a culture/ritual (3+ / 0-)
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    JVolvo, scott5js, lyvwyr101

    Let's take one example: marijuana smoking. The persons involved in it, due to the technology involved and the procedures, have created a material culture in the form of bongs, pipes, and various hookahs. This material culture reflects a ritual celebration. However, the inner city Black kid and the Ivy League white kid share no values or conversation due to their mutual participation in a cultural practice surrounding marijuana.

    Look at another: a subculture of teen rebellion. This is a culture that picks up mandatory objects, like bongs or Jimi Hendrix on black velvet, and the objects have ritual due to the shared values prior to the acceptance or creation of the objects. One kid has a bong, and another has a Che t-shirt, and another has LSD, and another has a strange hair cut, and another has piercings, and they share discussion because their culture came first.

    Gun -!-> culture

    "...ere God made us He loved us; which love was never slacked, nor ever shall be." - Juliana of Norwich

    by The Geogre on Sun May 05, 2013 at 05:24:38 PM PDT

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