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Patterns Of Culture

Author : Ruth Benedict
ISBN : 9780547523927
Genre : Social Science
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An anthropologist compares three diverse societies in this groundbreaking, “unique and important” cultural study (The New York Times). A remarkable introduction to cultural studies, Patterns of Culture made history in exploring the role of culture in shaping our lives. In it, the renowned anthropologist Ruth Benedict offers an in-depth look at three societies—the Zuñi of the southwestern United States, the Kwakiutl of western Canada, and the Dobuans of Melanesia—and demonstrates the diversity of behaviors in them. Benedict’s groundbreaking study shows that a unique configuration of traits defines each human culture and she examines the relationship between culture and the individual. Featuring prefatory remarks by Franz Boas, Margaret Mead, and Louise Lamphere, who calls it “a foundational text in teaching us the value of diversity,” this provocative work ultimately explores what it means to be human. “That today the modern world is on such easy terms with the concept of culture . . . is in very great part due to this book.” —Margaret Mead
Category: Social Science

Patterns Of Culture

Author : Ruth Benedict
ISBN : 0618619550
Genre : Social Science
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Offers an analysis of three strongly contrasting primitive civilizations, showing how behavior is influenced by custom and tradition.
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Patterns Of Culture

Author : Ruth Benedict
ISBN : UCSC:32106011190722
Genre : Anthropology
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Category: Anthropology

The Chrysanthemum And The Sword

Author : Ruth Benedict
ISBN : 9780547525143
Genre : Social Science
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Essential reading for anyone interested in Japanese culture, this unsurpassed masterwork opens an intriguing window on Japan. Benedict’s World War II–era study paints an illuminating contrast between the culture of Japan and that of the United States. The Chrysanthemum and the Sword is a revealing look at how and why our cultures differ, making it the perfect introduction to Japanese history and customs.
Category: Social Science

Symmetries Of Culture

Author : Dorothy Koster Washburn
ISBN : 0295970847
Genre : Design
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Winner of the George Wittenborn Award
Category: Design

The Shape Of Culture

Author : Judith R. Blau
ISBN : 0521437938
Genre : Social Science
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This book systematically examines prevailing cultural patterns in contemporary American society. Using information on several thousands of cultural organizations, including opera and chamber music companies as well as cinemas and live rock concerts, Professor Blau examines the geography of culture, the changing demands for culture, the interdependencies among cultural organizations of different kinds, the nature of labor markets for artists, and the effects of arts subsidies on nonprofit cultural establishments over a ten year period.
Category: Social Science

Symmetry Comes Of Age

Author : Dorothy Koster Washburn
ISBN : 0295983663
Genre : Art
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The two volumes together offer readers a new window into the communicative importance of design."--Jacket.
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The Interpretation Of Cultures

Author : Clifford Geertz
ISBN : 9780465093564
Genre : Social Science
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.
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Culture And Cognition

Author : Wayne H. Brekhus
ISBN : 9780745698229
Genre : Social Science
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How does culture shape our thinking? In what ways do our social and cultural worlds enter into our mental worlds? How do the communities we belong to influence what we notice and what we ignore? What cultural variation do we see in cognition? What general patterns do we see across this diversity and variation? In this lively and engaging book, Wayne H. Brekhus shows us the many ways that culture influences our cognitive thought processes. Drawing on a wide range of fascinating examples, such as how members of different subcultures perceive danger and safety, how cultures variably classify and perceptually weight race, how social actors use and present identity as a strategic resource, and how people across different organizational settings experience time, Brekhus takes us on a creative, diverse, and insightful tour of the sociocultural character of cognition. Culture and Cognition: Patterns in the Social Construction of Reality offers an invaluable survey of a wide-ranging body of research in the sociology of culture and cognition that will be an inviting resource for upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and established research scholars alike.
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