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Theories of culture

Author: Arnold Groh
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon Routledge 2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This authoritative but concise guide describes the most significant cultural theories from the 19th to the 21st century and their originators, as well as the links between them and their mutual influences. This guide explores ideas around what culture is, when and why cultures change over time and whether there are any rules or principles behind culture-related phenomena and processes. For those seeking to answer  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Online-Ausgabe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold Groh
ISBN: 9781138668669 1138668664 9781138668652 1138668656
OCLC Number: 1120900256
Notes: Introduction 1. Views from a Distance 2. Some Perspectives on Cultural Change 3. Structures of Culture 4. Culture as a Storage of Information 5. Finding Answers 6. The Individual and Cultural Context 7. Internal Perspectives 8. External Perspectives 9. Meta Perspectives 10. Disillusions Conclusion Appendix References Index of Persons Subject Index.
Description: vi, 335 : Illustrationen, Karten, Diagramme
Contents: Introduction 1. Views from a Distance 2. Some Perspectives on Cultural Change 3. Structures of Culture 4. Culture as a Storage of Information 5. Finding Answers 6. The Individual and Cultural Context 7. Internal Perspectives 8. External Perspectives 9. Meta Perspectives10. Disillusions Conclusion AppendixReferencesIndex of PersonsSubject Index
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Abstract:

This authoritative but concise guide describes the most significant cultural theories from the 19th to the 21st century and their originators, as well as the links between them and their mutual influences. This guide explores ideas around what culture is, when and why cultures change over time and whether there are any rules or principles behind culture-related phenomena and processes. For those seeking to answer questions on culture, familiarity with these topics is essential. From refugee movements caused by wars, to the ongoing demographical changes in regions of the world like sub-Saharan Africa or the Indian subcontinent, understanding the underlying mechanisms of culture-related processes has become an immediate and essential task. Covering everything from the processes of cultural change to counterculture and destabilisation, the book explains different ideas in a clear and objective fashion and includes approaches that have been unduly neglected but which have high explanatory value regarding culture and its phenomena. Providing readers with an up-to-date idea of what culture is, and how our understanding of it has been established over the past century, this text is the perfect companion for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers.

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