Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Fourth World Ambience
While the Fourth World is popularly perceived as pastoral and nomadic hunter-gatherers, Fourth World political entities are also comprised of modern indigenous economies, still governed by the law of generosity. Generosity being the essential attitude that generates Fourth World cultural ambience, the abiding principles of Fourth World societies are conservation, cooperation and reciprocity. As such, primitivism per se is not a prerequisite to inclusion in the Fourth World, while indigeneity is.