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Marking Boundaries

cat July 16th, 2014 by Virtual Keeper

For ten thousand years of development of human culture has evolved from the stone ax to space exploration. She never remained fixed: emerged, evolved and spread from one region to another, handed down from past generations, present and future, all the while adding new material and spiritual products. And in this process is one of the first places occupied by the dynamics of borders, exchanging and differentiated experience of generations, cross-fertilization of experience and skills of individual interacting cultures. Since the culture in a possible situation of exchange always have as a contact its borders, the border itself territory are the most active place of transformation and change in cultural artifacts, meanings, technologies, and this transformative activity gradually fades into the deeper layers of culture that remain virtually unchanged. Numerous and varied types of cultural change have been identified in the cultural anthropology of the concept of "Cultural Dynamics", which means all kinds of changes occurring in Culture and the man under the influence of external and internal causes. Today, with the help of this concept in a number of humanities describes various modifications of culture, their causes, sources and results. Changes are an essential feature of culture and include both internal transformation of cultural phenomena (their changes over time) and external changes (interaction among themselves, moving in space, etc.). Thanks to this forward movement is culture, its transition from one state to another. Exterior changes are manifested both through expansion of existing ones, and through the emergence of qualitatively new cultural forms.

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