Cultural Materialism

  • explains cultural similarities and differences
  • technology plays a “primary role in shaping society”
  • cultural change comes from innovation and is chosen by society for growth and production
  • “bridges the gap between Marxism and Post-Modernism”
  • “values that are changing and being formed as we live and react to the world around us”

Cultural Materialism is the way in which our culture is formed through our reactions to the world around us, and how, in this sense, how the influence of technology has shaped culture and society.

There are two views of Cultural Materialism — the anthropological, and the literary.

  • Raymond Williams —
    • “bridges the gap between Marxism and Post-Modernism”
  • Mavin Harris

Example:

Internet – changes society to be more interconnected, fills needs of instant connection, information, keeps up with the modern world.

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