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.

Show description

Read Online or Download Culture and the Individual: Theory and Method of Cultural Consonance (Key Questions in Anthropology) PDF

Similar anthropology books

Fieldwork and Footnotes: Studies in the History of European Anthropology (European Association of Social Anthropologists)

The historical past of anthropology has nice relevance for present debates in the self-discipline, providing a starting place from which the professionalisation of anthropology can evolve. The authors discover key concerns within the historical past of social and cultural anthropological ways in Germany, nice Britain, France, The Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, Slovenia and Romania, in addition to the impression of Spanish anthropologists in Mexico to supply a finished assessment of ecu anthropological traditions.

Religion Out Loud: Religious Sound, Public Space, and American Pluralism (North American Religions)

For 6 months in 2004, controversy raged in Hamtramck, Michigan, as citizens debated a proposed modification that might exempt the adhan, or Islamic name to prayer, from the city’s anti-noise ordinance. the decision to prayer functioned as a flashpoint in disputes concerning the integration of Muslims into this traditionally Polish‑Catholic group.

Zoogenesis: Thinking Encounter with Animals

Zoogenesis bargains radical new chances for encountering and pondering with different animals, and hence for the politics of animal liberation. reading the machinations of strength that legitimize the killing of nonhuman animals, Zoogenesis exhibits too how completely entangled they're with the 'noncriminal' placing to demise of human animals.

Crow Never Dies: Life on the Great Hunt (Wayfarer)

“It was once a unique crow, however the similar crow, you recognize? simply because there's just one Crow. God made all of them black and identical-looking simply because there isn't any reason behind them to be diverse birds. That’s why you could by no means kill a crow, since it lives eternally. Crow by no means dies! ” — James ItsiFor over 50,000 years, the good Hunt has formed human lifestyles, making a very important non secular fact the place humans, animals, and the land percentage intimate bonds.

Additional resources for Culture and the Individual: Theory and Method of Cultural Consonance (Key Questions in Anthropology)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.25 of 5 – based on 8 votes