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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Social Work


The paper argues for the emergence of a world-wide universal pluralistic culture, in which a common core of humanitarian values will eventually be institutionalized in the major institutions of each society in ways which are consistent with the unique historical, cultural, economic and political context of that society. It is this process of adaptation of universal, or at least trans-cultural, values to the unique circumstances of individual cultures which can be called "indigenization".

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Presented at First International Symposium on Universal Values and Indigenous Cultures. Kang Nam University, Seoul Korea. November, 1988



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