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Cultural theory

Author: M Thompson; Richard Ellis; Aaron B Wildavsky
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1990.
Series: Political cultures.
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Intellectually based on the work of anthropologist Mary Douglas, this volume presents a typology of five ways of life - egalitarianism, fatalism, individualism, hierarchy and autonomy - to serve as an analytic tool in examining people, culture and politics.
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Thompson, M. (Michael), 1937-
Cultural theory.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1990
(OCoLC)654700125
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Thompson; Richard Ellis; Aaron B Wildavsky
ISBN: 081337863X 9780813378633 0813378648 9780813378640
OCLC Number: 20932869
Description: xvi, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Sociocultural variability - an introduction; Part 1 Against dualism: the social contruction of nature; making ends meet; preeferences; ringing the changes; instability of the parts, coherence of the whole. Part 2 The masters: Montesquieu, Comte and Spencer; Durkheim; Marx; Weber; Malinowski, Radcliffe-Brown and Parsons; Merton, Stinchcombe and Elster. Political cultures: the missing ways of life; egalitarianism and fatalism; American political subcultures; "The Civic Culture" re-examined; hard questions, soft answers.
Series Title: Political cultures.
Responsibility: Michael Thompson, Richard Ellis, Aaron Wildavsky.
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