"It seems to me that the role of the anthropologist is not to use his or her expertise in the deployment of the culture concept to correct such people (by showing that their culture units are too big or too incommensurate, too homogenized or too crude) but to criticize the very enterprise in which they are engaged: setting up as hostile and opposed groups of people defined by shared cultures in a fragile global context.
If civilizations are extensions of cultures, and cultures depend on culture, and we do not question the notion of culture, then we nare not in a position to mount this critique."
Lila Abu-Lughod in ‘Veiled Sentiments - Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society’
Ah, danke für die ganzen Reaktionen. Super mal andere Meinungen zu hören.
P.S. Es geht nicht direkt um mich. Ich sitz bloß grade hier mit einer Freundin und wir haben über diese Sache komplett unterschiedliche Meinungen..