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Remembrance of common culture and self-examination for history -Focusing on the issue of searching cultural prototype-

  • Journal of Humanities
  • 2009, (43), pp.183-204
  • Publisher : Institute for Humanities
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : December 19, 2008
  • Accepted : February 12, 2009

Sanghwan Bak 1

1성균관대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

The topic of this study is to search ‘understanding of cultural prototype’ consulted in discussion of cultural contents in the point of view of ‘remembrance’. All the meetings are conducted as a nationally important project by paying attention to side of cultural goods. Presently, the side of culture is going on by ‘Korean cultural prototype business’from Korea Culture & Content Agency. At this point, It is judged that humanistic participation is urgent at this part. Both usual side that cultural understandingis going on in process of perusing cultural identification and meaning of cultural commercialization in our usual cultural life are analyzed. After understanding both sides in combination, we could approach the realistic meaning for common culture. If culture is existed by mutual understanding with other people whether culture is high-grade or popular culture, is there no choice to analyze the present commercialization to socially mutual understanding as ‘display value’(Ausstellungswert) owned by artwork in Benjamin’s technology copy era not by only pursuit of profits in classical view. Memory(kulturelles Gedaechtnis) defined as memory transmitting the cultural meaning and forming group identification, is produced as ‘cultural prototype’ as a symbol of tradition, regulation and systemization for culture. There is nobody who denies the variation of culture one-sidedly but if authenticity and peculiarity of culture are emphasized excessively, there could be danger to be a analysis of ‘Cultural fundamentalism’. In that case, the relationship with other people will be not existed as available mutual understanding but dualistically confrontational relationship between different cultural isomorphism relationships. In the process of rapid modernization, balanced view of history is necessary for the process of cultural understanding in our presentcontrolled by groupism exclusivism than conversation and mutual understanding. The key point of this study is to reflect on the issue caused by approaching the understanding of culture in the way of essentialism.

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