Acultural Theory Of Traditional Culture

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With globalization over the world, technology and economic are developed a lot, people have a convenient life with happiness. It is seems as if everything benefit a lot from globalization. However, traditional culture disappears unwittingly from our sight, especially in China. If traditional culture disappears completely, people will lose their sense of belonging to their country and their country is equal perishing, so it is important to find the factors causing the traditional culture disappear. To explain what causes this problem, Taylor (1999) provided an « acultural » theory and a « cultural » theory of modernity to explain the change of the traditional culture; Robertson and Lechner (1985) use a ‘voluntaristic’ world system theory to…show more content…
(Taylor, 1999, P.1) It is a function to describe and explain the change of the culture with modern factors influencing. “By contrast, an « acultural » theory is one that describes these transformations in terms of some culture-neutral operation”. (Taylor, 1999, P.1) Acultural theories provided by Taylor (1999) describe the transition in a loss of traditional beliefs and allegiances. “With the concept ‘globalization’ we refer to the processes by which the world is being made into a single place with systemic properties, We argue that the overall process of globalization, and the resulting single global arena, can best be treated in terms of what we call a ‘voluntaristic’ world system theory”. (Robertson & Lechner, 1985, P.103) A ‘voluntaristic’ world system theory offered by Robertson and Lechner (1985) provides people with a dynamic overview for the change of the culture in…show more content…
(Taylor, 1999, P.4) With the process of the globalization, people face a lot of information from Internet and a variety of media channels, they learn the knowledge of technology to become rational and believe science more. From one point of view, humanity has shed a lot of false and harmful myths, which is valued a positive change. However, on the other hand, it has lost touch with crucial spiritual and a kind of belief. Once people are no longer impeded or blinded by false or superstitious beliefs, their type of life become single and boring: they don’t believe gods, they don’t believe insisting can lead to success, they even don’t believe emotion and at last they lost it. According to acultural theories provided by Taylor (1999), culture will disappear in factor of development of technology and human live as same as
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