On the pathogenicity of culture : questioning the rationality of "development" programs for perpetually dysfunctional aboriginal groups

Appo, Dennis and Hartel, Charmine E.J. 2005, On the pathogenicity of culture : questioning the rationality of "development" programs for perpetually dysfunctional aboriginal groups, Cross cultural management, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 4-31.

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Title On the pathogenicity of culture : questioning the rationality of "development" programs for perpetually dysfunctional aboriginal groups
Author(s) Appo, Dennis
Hartel, Charmine E.J.
Journal name Cross cultural management
Volume number 12
Issue number 1
Start page 4
End page 31
Publisher Emerald
Place of publication Bingley, England
Publication date 2005
ISSN 1352-7606
1758-6089
Keyword(s) aboriginal societies
development programmes
disintegrated personalities
pathogenicity of culture
perpetuation of dysfunctional groups
Summary All Australian Aborigines have experienced the impact of Western culture to some extent which has resulted in the traditional cultures being irrevocably decimated. The reaction to the disintegration of traditional culture has been marked by a variety of outcomes. While some Aborigines have either accepted or reached a level of accommodation to the new order, others have responded in maladaptive ways. For some Aborigines, the disintegration of traditional culture and society has generated conflict, confusion and the disintegration of personality, which is conducive to the evolution of a dysfunctional group. It is the circumstances of and policy responses to dysfunctional Aboriginal groups, therefore, that is the concern of this article.
Language eng
Field of Research 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008773

Document type: Journal Article
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