Cultural Gap and Public Involvement: The Case of Lan-Yu Radwaste Storage Site, Taiwan

November 1992 (VOL. 10, NO. 3)

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Undoubtedly, culture is a vehicle that helps people adapt to their environment. From the standpoint of cultural ecology, the unique culture embodied by the Yami people in Lan-Yu is actually composed of a set of adaptive strategies developed specifically for the sake of present-day survival. This article is an attempt to explicate the social entropy within the cultural gap between the \\"etic\\" and \\"emic\\" perspectives the underlying determinants of the Anti-LYRSS movement; and aspects of public involvement in Lan-Yu.