System kulturowy miasta; Wzory społeczno‑kulturowe
Studia Etnologiczne i Antropologiczne, T. 10 (2010), s. 39-45
The mechanism of functioning culture in a town demands cultural patterns within which cultural
life is well‑ordered
and available. Sociological research and observation refute the existing opinions —
the stereotypes about culture in a town as if the numerous cultural devices available to its inhabitants
would testify to the high development of culture.
The existence of cultural integration in a town is very important as it means that there are alternatives
in the choice of cultural values and it is a higher stage in the development of culture. It assumes
not only the accessibility and dissemination of culture but also to a higher and higher degree, the
ability to choose cultural values which are the closest to a given man.
The expression of cultural integration is the participation of town‑dwellers
in culture which
allows them to join actively not only to make use of culture but to create it at the same time. It should
be noted that all fulfillment of potential abilities of the participation in culture is achieved in an
individual act of expressing own interests and aspirations of town‑dwellers.