DEVS 100 Chapter 26: Culture & Development

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Chapter 26- Culture & Development
Nationalism is often used as a symbolic tool by powerful elites in society
2. The Irulas in India are an example of the clash of Tradition and modernity.
3. The producers of mass culture are typically members of the capitalist culture industry
4. Which of the following statements is true of post-modern views on culture and development? They
are prone to slip into cultural relativism.
5. Max Weber’s theory of the protestant ethic identified specific cultural traits that were argued to be
key to successful (Western) capitalist development.
6. The view that the development discourse is rooted in the rise of the West and the history of
capitalism is reflective of which of the following perspectives? post-development theory
7. In his influential book Orientalism, Edward Said deconstructed common assumptions about the East.
8. Algerian Rai music is an example of mass culture that has been used to question the norms of the
dominant culture
9. According to James Scott, subordinate and powerless groups that may lack the material means to
challenge dominant groups, nonetheless engage in symbolic resistance
10. Analyses of culture frequently go wrong by examining culture in the absence of economic
considerations d) relying on faulty traditional knowledge
1. The ‘Asian values’ thesis is an example of elites using cultural propaganda to obtain legitimacy. True
2. It is not possible to achieve social justice without some appeal to universalism. True
3. Modernization theory argues that ‘traditional’ cultural forms are obstacles to economic development.
True
4. Cultural Populism is an academic field of study that focuses on the practices of the consumption of
mass cultural products. True
5. Post-modern perspectives commonly lapse into cultural relativism. True
6. Edward Said was critical of Asian cultures in his book Orientalism. False
7. According to Amartya Sen, culture is only an end of development, not a means to it. False
8. Mass culture is grassroots culture that is shared by the masses. False
9. Max Weber’s theory of the Catholic ethic argues that specific traits of Catholics (like discipline and
hard work) played a major role in the origin of capitalism. False
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