T'Boli Culture and the Threat of Modernity

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JMJ Marist Brothers
Notren Dame of Marbel University
Alunan Avenue

T'boli Culture and the Threat of Modernity

In Partial
Fulfillment of the Requirement
In Philosophy of Culture

Presented to:
Rev.Fr. Ramil Nerio

Presented by:
Kelvin C. Callejo

March 2011
Table of Contents

Title Page
Table of Contents
Review of Related Literature
I. The Philippine Tribe
II. The Philippine Native T’boli Culture
a. Infrastructure    
b. Social Organization
c. Clothing
d. Traditional Food
e. Traditional Crops

A. The Philippine T’boli

Chapter II: T’boli Culture:

Chapter III: The Impact of Modernization
A. T’boli and Modernity
B. Significance of Modernity in Tboli Culture




When we discuss culture, we cannot go away with creative activities, tools, innovation as sign modernity. Modernity can cause inculturation from one culture, dominating, to other culture, dominated. When there is inculturation or modernity it can result to extinction of one’s culture; replacing the former culture to a new. It leads to the notion: “Can there be extinction of one’s culture?”

We defined extinction as killing of1. Extinction is often associated to animal kingdom such as the extinction of the dinosaurs or wild life. There are many species that are on threat of extinction. But when we use extinction on culture, perhaps there are many things to be considered. The core of culture is the complex human being with all his aspects including his complex behavior. In animal extinction, animals literally die. But it is a different understanding when we talk about culture. We do not need to see dead people in culture in order to justify its extinction.

Culture is the product of man’s ultimate search for perfection, the means by which man is able to satisfy his...
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