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Lecture 7

Lecture 7

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Girish Daswani

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LECTURE 7 February 28, 2011 Sub. Professor MacDonald
Using culture as the basis to form a new identity
Skardu: city in Pakistan where people wanted to reshape cultural identity
Culture has to be produced to be dynamic, and if culture is produced it needs
producers (individuals actively engaged in acts of productions for very specific
Pakistan has gone through 4 major shifts of the ideology of culture; learning new
ways of understanding the world around them, new modes of communication
Function of the failure of one group of people to convert social ties into durable
associations and the success of another group of actors in establishing durable
associations through which their impact on cultural identity is stronger
What is the TRANS in Transnational: its about transcending ideologies of the
nation-state (ie. Religion, environment [environment being a global thing, and new
practices of government tries to manage what we conduct as global challenges])
oInstitutionalization- going from fragile social ties to durable associations
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Tibetan script on Pakistan sign, why is it in Pakistan?
oSkardu was part of a Tibetan Empire (1200 y.a.)
oFree sign IF it included Tibetan script. Next question, WHO made this offer?
Cashmeres ethnic group
The Baltistan cultural foundation; Baltis being a Tibetan people with
a Tibetan past, in a Tibetan place
Using notion of Tibetan history to challenge things they see as threats
to their identity as essential qualities
Use globalization as essential threats; theorist threats as a threat to
language (ie. Urdu[Pakistani language] replacing Balti ethnic
language), space in the bazaar going to locals (ie. Pakistanis putting
Baltis out of work)
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