PREFIGURATIVE CULTURE

a culture or society wherein individuals commonly learn from those younger than themselves. Due to the very swift rate of cultural and technological alteration in the modern world, it has been posited that modern Western culture might be progressing toward a place wherein the youthful have a more acute intuition of the present than those older than them.

PREFIGURATIVE CULTURE: "The prefigurative culture was initially termed by Margaret Mead, an American anthropologist."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PREFIGURATIVE CULTURE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/prefigurative-culture/ (accessed September 25, 2018).
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