Heute mal ein wenig in „Culture Making“ von Andy Crouch gelesen. In einem Teil geht es darum, wie man „Kultur“ analysieren kann. Hier mal seine Gedanken dazu (S. 29f):
„If we want to understand culture, then, it’s always best to begin and end with specific cultural goods. I’ve found five questions to be particularly helpful in understanding how a particular artifact fits into its broader cultural story. […]
(1) What does this cultural artifact assume about the way the world is?
What are the key features of the world that this cultural artifact tries to deal with, respond to, make sense of?
(2) What does this cultural artifact assume about the way the world should be?
What vision of the future animated its creators? What new sense does it seek to add to a world that often seems chaotic and senseless?
(3) What does this cultural artifact make possible?
What can people do or imagine, thanks to this artifact, that they could not before?
(4) What does this cultural artifact make impossible (or at least very difficult)?
What activities and experiences that were previously part of the human experience become all but impossible in the wake of this new thing?
(5) What new forms of culture are created in response to this artifact?
What is cultivated and created that could not have been before?“
Diese Fragen kann man seiner Meinung nach auf so simple Dinge wie ein Omelett anwenden… 😉 Und auf seiner Seite gibt es eine ganze Rubrik mit dem Titel „Five Questions„. Werde mir diesen Ansatz mal durch den Kopf gehen lassen…