The Cultural Elements in Kenya in FORTUNE, a Film by Landon van Soest and Jeremy Levine
is often interesting to observe how within every culture there exists a
degree of ethnocentrism, or the “notion that one’s own
culture is more gorgeous, rational, and nearer to perfection than
any other” (Nanda & Warms, 2015, p. 5). Maybe even more
interesting are the occasions when the ethnocentrism of 1 culture has
a direct effect on another. If the intentions are great or not,
anthropologists are wanting to examine these ethnocentric impacts. The
by Landon Van Soest and Jeremy Levine explores how cultural aspects
in Kenya such as for example subsistence strategies, productive methods, and
redistribution are influenced by ethnocentrism.
strategies are, “means of transforming the material sources of
the surroundings into food” (p. 108). In Yala Swamp, Kenya, the
citizens have lived by increasing goats and cattle and planting crops.
Their subsistence strategy will be a mixture of pastoralism and
agriculture because they domesticate family pets like pastoralists and