Culture and the Individual: Theory and Method of Cultural by William W Dressler

By William W Dressler

This booklet engages with the problem of the way tradition is integrated into members' lives, a query that has lengthy plagued the social sciences. beginning with a serious assessment of the remedy of tradition and the person in anthropology, the author makes the case for adopting a cognitive concept of tradition in learning the relationship. The idea of cultural consonance is brought as an answer and positioned in theoretical context. Cultural consonance is outlined because the measure to which people contain into their very own ideals and behaviors the prototypes for trust and behaviour encoded in shared cultural types. Dressler examines how this is often measured and what it will possibly exhibit, focusing particularly at the box of health.


Written in an obtainable kind by means of an skilled anthropologist, Culture and the Individual pulls jointly greater than twenty-five years of analysis and gives important insights for college students in addition to teachers in comparable fields.

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