The discussion on culture and development seems to have entered a new, more cultural phase. It is nearly half a century ago that Margaret Mead published her Cultural Patterns and Technical Change (Mead 1955). In it she drew attention to the anthropological context into which modernity was injecting itself. But nobody yet seemed able to imagine that modernity could reach so far and so deep, and that the new culture of modernity could replace and wipe out cultural forms that had existed for centuries, if not millennia.

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