Infrastructural determinism in terms of globalization

Bidochko, L. (2017) Infrastructural determinism in terms of globalization. In: Глобалізований світ : випробування людського буття Міжнародна науково- теоретична конференція, 6-7 жовтня 2017 року, Житомир : Вид-во Євенок О. О..

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Abstract

This conference paper deals with the issue of cultural materialism and its applicability to researching modern cultural phenomena in terms of globalization. Let us start from the defining of cultural materialism and its premises. Cultural materialism is a Marxist-based approach to anthropological interpretation, which differs from traditional Marxism by expanding the view of dialectical materialism to include specific cultural, environmental, and other influences and outcomes. Cultural materialism as an anthropological paradigm founded upon Marxist materialistic thought. American anthropologist Marvin Harris, who elaborated this concept, was influenced by the writings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.As in Marxism, cultural materialism considers that all socio-cultural systems consist of three levels: infrastructure (technology, economics, and demographics), structure (cultural and kinship systems), and superstructure (ideology, religion).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculty of History > Department of Philosophy
Depositing User: Vadym Mykolaiovych Slyusar
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2018 06:14
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018 06:14
URI: http://eprints.zu.edu.ua/id/eprint/27527

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