Sustaining Living Culture

Frieda E. Gebert and Kevin Gibson (eds)

Published by On Sustainability, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing

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Book: Print $US40.00
Book: Electronic $US15.00

While it is indisputable that the Earth’s physical resources are being depleted, distinct cultural practices are also being eroded by forces of development and homogenization. The central question addressed in this book is how to sustain cultural practices that are still active today but are, nevertheless, vulnerable. This is a time when many unique cultures are threatened; practitioners of rare arts are aging, young people are being integrated into larger communities, languages are disappearing, and cultural memories are being lost. Sadly, once the integrity of cultural knowledge is lost, it can never be fully restored. These articles embody dynamic contemporary efforts to sustain ongoing, and therefore, ever-changing cultural practices, not merely closed histories of past events. The lessons learned in these pages can be passed on to future generations to nourish living cultures.

Keywords: Sustainability, Culture, Living

Book: Print (Paperback). Book: Electronic (PDF File; 15.864MB). Published by On Sustainability, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing.

Dr. Frieda E. Gebert

Assistant Provost, Academic Administration, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA

Frieda Gebert currently works in Academic Administration at the University of Kentucky. She served on the music faculty of Indiana State University and Sam Houston State University, before becoming part of the music and theatre faculties at Campbellsville University. She has been active as a recitalist, stage performer, conductor, director and teacher throughout the United States, Europe, and South America. Dr. Gebert has been a long-time proponent of Arts Education, receiving numerous grants and developing innovative arts education programs. She also teaches for the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program, incorporating the arts in interdisciplinary education for gifted students.

Dr. Kevin Gibson

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Department of Management, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Kevin Gibson is currently Associate Dean of the Graduate School at Marquette University. He is the author of Business Ethics: People, Profits and the the Planet (McGraw-Hill) and Business Ethics: An Introduction (Cambridge). He has published extensively on applied ethics, negotiation and sustainability. He has a master's degree from Harvard University and a PhD from the Center for Values and Social Policy at the University of Colorado. He is a six time winner of the Marquette Executive MBA Excellence in Teaching Award. His work history includespotato harvesting, leading an infantry platoon, corporate management training and mediating complex disputes.


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