|dc.description.abstract||Globalization and Modernity bring about rapid social changes and uncertainties for the young generation in contemporary society. Many young generation go towards entering to more modern, industrial, capital area, such as metropolis, to develop their lives. However, some of them consider the relationship between themselves and hometown in the different way, and cause to new local practice in Taiwan.
This research is based on the case of “Taoyuan Art and Culture Front” to explore how the contemporary youth to consider the problem of globalization on their hometown and Taiwan, and why they decide to return home; how they use new strategy different from to “Community Renaissance” for local practice. Furthermore, this research discuss that these young agents face many changes in their life experiences and identity. Finally, it will discuss that, as a new social association, “Taoyuan Art and Culture Front” represents many new characteristics and challenges, and provides some possibilities and experiences for the young generation.
The research shows that the youth home-returning has positive and strong linking with local issue and Taiwan society. First, The Sunflower Movement enlighten the youth to found the “Taoyuan Art and Culture Front”. Second, the youth use “Arts into Community Building” for local practice. Third, the youth have multi-identity of their own lives.Fourth, the youth apply the Internet and new media for disseminating activities. Fifth, from the case of “Taoyuan Art and Culture Front”, we can find the positive response from communities to the youth local practice.
In conclude, the youth play an important role in cultural inheritance in local society, and the case of “Taoyuan Art and Culture Front” try to find a new way to respond to the influences of globalization and modernity in Taiwan, and make the possibility for the young generation to return home.||en_US|