Final Project Overview: Analyze a Sociological Issue
Modernization and Indigenous Cultures, How do indigous people live today Jean Kidrick
June 13, 2010
Indigenous people who are occasionally called forest or mountain people and Modernization do not normally blend. Without a doubt, whether it is called modernization, globalization, or Industrialization the remaining result will be the same, cultural destruction. Modernization is the alteration of a precise culture from agricultural, farming based society to a developed one. Indigenous usually means, "having originated in and being produced, growing, living, or occurring naturally in a particular region or environment” Merriam Webster dictionary. (2010). When Indigenous people hear the word Modernization, these very original and very natural living people, want to run and hide. In order for the indigenous people to live the way of their ancestor, they would need to be left alone. The reason is that they do not want to be involved in the very hectic life style of the modern world of today. they do not want to pay taxes that are put upon them by becoming modern. According to the Central Intelligence Agency (2009), Current studies of genetics imply that Forest Peoples are one of the oldest human beings that have inhabited the earth. Their people go back nearly 59,000 years, compared to 13,000 years for most of the people of this planet. In order for the indigenous people to live, the way of their ancestors did, in a nice peaceful existence in the forests of Japan, China, Africa, pacific islands, and many other countries. They do not want to be involved in a very hectic life style. Indigenous people do not want to pay taxes on land that has been theirs for centuries Just because society wants the land and expected the indigenous people to become modern. (Naofusa, 1983). Modernization is taking and making an explicit culture that farm undeveloped land that they have...
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