Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Anywhere People, education, National identity, Social mobility, Somewhere People
Arts and Humanities | Fine Arts
This thesis discusses the worldview of conservative Somewhere People and open-minded Anywhere People put forward by David Goodhart in his book The Road to Somewhere: The New Tribes Shaping British Politics. It reveals that under the trend of globalization, Anywhere common-sense challenges the Somewhere worldview and partly replace it. Anywhere People's mobility is the key to maximizing their benefits.
By analyzing the living environment, educational background, and psychological activities of these two kinds of people in the first part, the thesis revealed the relatively higher social mobility helps Anywhere People better seek fortune and opportunities. The most significant difference between the two worldviews is mobility. Mobility brings not only a broader view but also more choices and a better lifestyle.
In conclusion, the thesis points out that conflicts of these two worldviews could not be resolved. However, the divergence between cultures and living habits in the world is gradually diminishing. By standing on the perspective of Anywhere, people can embrace the difference and balance these two worldviews.
Chen, Qinyu, "The Journey From Somewhere to Anywhere: The Interchange of Two Worldviews" (2021). Theses - ALL. 547.