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Volume :5 Issue : 19 1985      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Cultural Dimensions And Development

Auther : Sami Alrabaa

The article explores the dimension of culture concerning development in the so called third world, it questions the concept of development it is also called modernization as it has developed in the west and as it is applied in countries of the third world the western philosophy of development occupies eventually the concept of development and determines its criteria. The answer of the west to development of the developing countries has been related to ignoring the cultural peculiarities of these countries and has tried to impose its own concept of development. The result is widely known deficient development.

The author hypothesizes that the non-material conditions of development have not been enough considered in development projects and development policies. Development projects deal largely with technical problems relating to increasing production and organizational problems. He argues that genuine development must necessarily take place within the so called traditional culture, ie local culture the latter should be taken into account when planning and carrying out development plans. This implies devising methods and approaches of development, which are compatible with needs and power and social relations prevalent in society.

Hence, the usefulness of taking the cultural dimension into account barely appears in the case of urban and rural projects. The cultural dimension no longer appears as a coherent whole, but seems to be reduced to a problem of mentality. A number of Western thinkers suggest that development cannot and should not be neutral as far as culture is concerned. From the start the development effort is by its very nature opposed to traditional culture. This orientation may mean either that the cultural problem is no longer posed or that it is posed, otherwise, in a weaker fashion or as resistance to change.

 

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