Project Themes

Photo of Senegalese men working with a boat near the coastline.

Popular Cultures

by Dr. W.F. Santiago-Valles

Popular cultures represent ways of transmitting problem solving methods that both challenge unquestioned premises and produce new facts. Popular cultures are enacted by social movements in which the participants connect economics, politics, and education through:

  1. Daily activities explain how economic immobility causes migration
  2. Examples include ways of learning, oral tradition, family histories, community organizations, iconography, new rituals, crafts, music, dances, songs, graphic arts, and recipes.
  3. Models of cooperation and solidarity create information networks about opportunities to change ways of thinking and ways of working