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Culture, Mind, and Society

Advances in Culture Theory from Psychological Anthropology

Editors: Quinn, Naomi (Ed.)

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  • Underlines the commitment of psychological anthropologists to understanding human societies in the modern world
  • Synthesizes a wide range of empirical research into overarching ideas about culture theory
  • Is accessibly written and precise in its presentation
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This edited volume provides a long-overdue synthesis of the current directions in culture theory and represents some of the very best in ongoing research. Here, culture theory is rendered as a jigsaw puzzle: the book identifies where current research fits together, the as yet missing pieces, and the straight edges that frame the bigger picture. These framing ideas are two:  Roy D’Andrade’s concept of lifeworlds—adapted from phenomenology yet groundbreaking in its own right—and new thinking about internalization, a concept much used in anthropology but routinely left unpacked. At its heart, this book is an incisive, insightful collection of contributions which will surely guide and support those who seek to further the study of culture.

About the authors

Naomi Quinn is Professor Emerita in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University, USA. She was formerly President of the Society for Psychological Anthropology, and the recipient of its 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: How This Volume Imagines Itself

    Pages 1-19

    Quinn, Naomi (et al.)

  • Reflections on Culture

    Pages 21-45

    D’Andrade, Roy

  • Culture from the Perspective of Dual Inheritance

    Pages 47-73

    Paul, Robert A.

  • Kinship, Funerals, and the Durability of Culture in Chuuk

    Pages 75-107

    Lowe, Edward D.

  • The Complexity of Culture in Persons

    Pages 109-138

    Strauss, Claudia

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Culture Theory from Psychological Anthropology
Editors
  • Naomi Quinn
Series Title
Culture, Mind, and Society
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93674-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93674-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93673-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06704-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 337
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