Discourse and the Construction of Society Comparative Studies of Myth, Ritual, and Classification

ISBN-10: 0199372365
ISBN-13: 9780199372362
Edition: 2nd 2014
Authors: Bruce Lincoln
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List price: $36.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/2/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Without overlooking the role of coercive force in the maintenance (or overthrow) of social structures, Lincoln argues his thesis with rich illustrations drawn from such diverse areas as Platonic philosophy, the Upanishads of India, ancient Celtic banquets, professional wrestling, and the Spanish Civil War. This wide-ranging interdisciplinary study--which draws on works in history, semiotics, anthropology, sociology, classics, and indology--offers challenging new insights into the complex dynamics of social cohesion and change. The second edition includes three new chapters, new images, and an updated bibliography.

Bruce Lincoln is the Caroline E. Haskell Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago, where he is also affiliated with the Departments of Anthropology, Classics, Medieval Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies.

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