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ERIC Number: ED079749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Pages: 13
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Outline of a General Theory of Culture Change.
Berger, Harry
A theory of culture change is offered as a foundation for reorganization of curriculums of general education and interdisciplinary study. Broadly humanistic in character, the theory's aim is to make possible a genuine integration of concepts in such disciplines as literature, art history, philosophy, psychology, political theory and history, sociology, and history of science and economics. The theory centers on "man the creator" in the broadest sense: on the conscious and nonconscious productive processes by which man makes his history and continually recreate himself and his environment. The relations between creation and the consciousness of creation and between creativity and the consciousness of creativity and the interplay between the works of creative individuals and their environments are explored in a theory which, because the very essence of this interplay is continual change, has to be both dynamic and historical, with a focus on changing attitudes toward creation and on the interrelated factor of changing styles. (MF)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Assn. (14th, St. Louis, October 26-28, 1972)