Advocating For Culture in a Sea Without Sky
Brown, Benjamin W.
Savannah, Ga. : Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Graphic Design
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Graphic Design
Includes bibliographical references (p.40-41).
Understanding culture and the social dynamics at the heart of sociocultural change is the basis upon which this thesis proposes - a form of cultural advocacy through communication media. The different systems of knowledge, which glue culture together, produce “grand narratives” that guide members of culture toward happiness and well-being. The sensate system of knowledge that has established the contemporary twenty-first century western culture is in crisis and lacks the intellectual resources necessary to guide members of culture. As culture struggles to define a general theory of values and a “grand narrative,” an intervention is necessary. Communication media shape the context for dialogue and there must be cultural advocates to participate in this dialogue to reveal knowledge for composing a robust “grand narrative” capable of cultivating human flourishing.
CHAIR: Newman, Robert
PDF : 41 p. : ill
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