Beliefs and Social Customs
Under Cultural Identity & Ideology - I
TMYS Review June 2022.
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THE DIGITAL CONVERSATIONS
(I) SUPERSTITIONS IN THE TRADITION AND PRACTICES OF COMMUNITIES.
Superstitions rooted in Paranormal and urban legends and myths which have influenced social behaviour and hence, community identity.
Indian practices contributing to the bag of traditional and cultural knowledge, often originating from observation and life learning.
Superstitions that are personal to self or a family, to a religious sect or geographic zone, binding communities through the common following.
Women are believed to be more superstitious. Culturally and historically, many social superstitious customs have been forced upon women.
Superstitions vis-a-vis modern practices based on science, reason or logic, relaxing social and religious compulsions .
(II) FESTIVITIES AND RITUALISTIC PRACTICES
The discrimination, power politics, and ostracism faced by the minorities and neglected communities.
Difference in the roles of men and women: labour by women but performative roles for men.
Rituals/practices that are violent in nature - causing discomfort, disrupting harmony and/or promoting cruelty, both ethically and legally.
Associating identity with religious obsession to the point of taking dangerous actions like sacrificing lives, mutilation, honour-killing, black magic, etc.
Festive/religious rituals impacting the environment, adding fuel to the existential crisis.
(III) SPORTS AND RECREATION
The embracing of various social, cultural and traditional differences of communities at large through participation in sports.
Sports activities during leisure and their impact on well-being.
Addressing various youth issues through sports and enchaining the psycho-social health benefits in adolescents.
Overcoming personal differences, prejudices, stereotypes, ignorance, intolerance, discrimination. Establishing team identity over individual bias.
SPEAKERS: Sourav Banerjee Gerald R. Gems Paul Whitinui
Impact on the global sports ecosystem affecting the mental health of athletes as well as influencing the relationship between the sports personas and the audience.