Culture and Identity The History, Theory, and Practice of Psychological Anthropology

ISBN-10: 1851685286

ISBN-13: 9781851685288

Edition: 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Charles Lindholm

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In this revised edition, Lindholm introduces the field of psychological anthropology, tracing the growth of the field, interweaving perspectives from anthropology, psychology, and sociology, and applying the insights gained to an understanding of daily life in the West. Unlike other texts, Culture and Identity deals with contemporary issues, includes important theorists that have previously been ignored, and covers contemporary topics such as object relations, identity, emotions, cognition, idealized relationships, and the psychology of groups.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 7/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

List of Illustrations
List of Boxes
Timeline
Introduction
Who Am I? The Search for the Self
Identity in America
Questioning Self-Certainty
On the Borderline of Psychology and Anthropology
Outline of the Argument
Culture and the Individual in Western Philosophy
The Discovery of the Individual
The Discovery of the Unified Self
A Human-Centered Universe: The Renaissance
Protestantism, Capitalism, and Individualism
New Paradigms: Montaigne, Hobbes, Descartes, Hume, and Kant
Authenticity and Its Vicissitudes
Rousseau and Romanticism
Human Beings as Maximizers: Utilitarianism
The German Reaction: Hegel, Schopenhauer, Marx, and Nietzsche
Reconstructing Social Being: Weber, Durkheim, and Freud
The Anthropology of Personal Being
How "Other" Is the Other?
Testing Perception across Cultures
Classifications, Complexity, and Intelligence
Culture, Reason, and Socialization
Authentic Culture
The Foundations of Culture and Personality
The Psychoanalysis of Culture
Can There Be a Freudian Anthropology?
Neo-Freudian Approaches: Kardiner, Du Bois, and Erikson
Freedom and Repression: The Study of National Character
Quandaries and Alternatives
The Whitings' Comparative Anthropology
Culture and Identity: Peirce, G. H. Mead, Hallowell, and Goffman
The Affirmation of Diversity: Wallace, LeVine, and Spiro
Creativity and Alterity
Agency and Action: Turner, Obeyesekere, and Crapanzano
Interpretation and Critique: Geertz, Shweder, Taussig, and Scheper-Hughes
The Cultural Body
Being in Culture
Problems and Some Solutions
Dialectics of Self and Other
Defining the Self
Sociocentric and Egocentric Selves
Hegemony, Hybridity, and the Decentered Self
Hierarchical Categories: Race, Sex, and Caste
The Thinking Animal
Thinking about Thinking
The Evolution of Cognitive Anthropology
Computers, Consciousness, and Cultural Models
Feeling and Being
Conceptualizing the Passions
Emotion as Embodied Thought
The Dialectics of Emotion
Outsiders and Charismatics
Understanding the Marginalized Individual
Culture and Insanity
The Social Structure of Stigma
Charisma
Applications
Love and Culture
Paths to Selflessness
Love in History
Looking for Love
The Nature of Love
Being an American
Distinctions
American Values
Wealth and Egalitarianism
Politics and Community
Bibliography
Index
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