Culture as Commodity

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  1. lee custodio profile image71
    lee custodioposted 7 years ago

    can culture be reinvented to pump up a country's economy? can it be packaged in such a way that it can produce goods and commodities that would influence the global scene?

    1. recommend1 profile image69
      recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes - it is called tourism.

    2. dutchman1951 profile image61
      dutchman1951posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The Green folks are trying that very thing I think

  2. lee custodio profile image71
    lee custodioposted 7 years ago

    that's the stereotypical perspective of looking at it. But how could it be elevated to be something more?

    1. recommend1 profile image69
      recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I would not say stereotypical perspective - it is just how it is.  Culture as an item is only useful as a commodity for tourism, from holidays to experience it,cultural goods for tourists, dancers and music for the tourists - what other commodity can be made out of how people live ?

  3. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 7 years ago

    "can it be packaged in such a way that it can produce goods and commodities that would influence the global scene?" Yes - that's how it already is called corporate capitalism - Holywood, fashion, media, the arts, television all promote consumer culture - buy, buy, buy, and which affects the whole of the world.

    1. lee custodio profile image71
      lee custodioposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      thank you! now that's another way at looking at it besides tourism. fashion is a product of culture. so is film and art, mass media....connecting my point,

      @recommend1: Samsung is a product/ brand born of South Korea's culture--now, that IS more than looking at culture from a tourism standpoint i believe.

 
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