What is a culture war?

Asked on
Topics: PoliticsWars & Military ConflictsMilitary, Culture, History

Answers


Christie Frechette

Here is a link to an article all about the culture wars. http://www.culture-war.info/


Denise Washington

The phrase culture war represents a loan translation (calque) from the German Kulturkampf. The German word, Kulturkampf, was used to describe the clash between cultural and religious groups in the campaign from 1871 to 1878 under Chancellor Otto von Bismarck of the German Empire against the influence of the Roman Catholic Church.


Jeff W-

In American usage the term culture war is used to claim that there is a conflict between those values considered traditionalist or conservative and those considered progressive or liberal. It originated in the 1920s when urban and rural American values came into clear conflict. This followed several decades of immigration to the cities by people considered alien to earlier immigrants. It was also a result of the cultural shifts and modernizing trends of the Roaring 20s, culminating in the presidential campaign of Al Smith.


Sara Smith

A culture war (or culture wars) is a struggle between two sets of conflicting cultural values.


Cody Chen

The phrase culture war represents a loan translation (calque) from the German Kulturkampf. The German word, Kulturkampf, was used to describe the clash between cultural and religious groups in the campaign from 1871 to 1878 under Chancellor Otto von Bismarck of the German Empire against the influence of the Roman Catholic Church

The culture wars is used in America as a metaphor used to claim that political conflict is based on sets of conflicting values.


Cathy Bracy

Culture war implies a conflict between values considered traditional or conservative and those considered progressive or liberal.

Do you know the answer?

Login or Sign Up to answer this question.

data-config-site-section="chacha">
What is a culture war?

Related Wars & Military Conflicts Questions

See All Questions