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The Invention of Tradition

Traditions are the means by which one generation communicates its values and purpose to the next. As such it plays a critical role in the evolution of culture within a society. Traditions become a important instrument of change, or a significant barrier. This book explores how traditions are at times a recent invention rather than an established ritual, and the implications for fire service culture are profound.

Hobsbawm, E. J., & Ranger, T. O. (2019). The Invention of Tradition. Cambridge University Press.

Recommended by: Noah Brownlow, Richmond Fire Department

  • Topics:
    • Professional Development Committee
    • Management
  • Resource Type:
    • Book
  • Organizational Author:
    • External

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