By Aquino De Braganca, Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein
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2 The etymological and ideological history of the concept `culture' in Western thought manifests an oscillation between disparate poles not dissimilar to the term `negotiation'. For `culture' Raymond Williams unearths both sacred and secular origins. The religious sense of the word derives from the Latin root colere (= to worship) which splits one way into cultus, to yield the sense of `honour with worship,' and another into colonus (= colony, farmer) to yield the sense of inhabiting and cultivating.
In addition, that same narrative economy encodes wider vibrations of political turmoil and radical economic change back at the metropole. ' As the nation struggled in the aftermath of civil war to rede®ne its identity under a new constitutional dispensation (Cromwell's Commonwealth and Protectorate), social and economic thinkers increasingly re¯ected on the composition of the body politic, recognizing at once the value of the colonies not only as pro®table economic investments but also as social escape valves for persons rendered expendable either by extremities similar to Ligon's or by transgressions that rendered them a risk to the public weal.
Such] young Beauties force, and so commit rapes upon our affections. In summe had not my heart been ®xed fast in my breast, and dwelt there above sixty years, and therefore loath to leave his long kept habitation, I had undoubtedly left it between them for a Legacy. For so equal were there Beauties and my Love, as it was not nor could be, particular to either. (17) This scene will reproduce itself as a subsequent revision later, as similar bodies are revalued for slave labour and aesthetic purposes.