Anthropology Beyond Culture

Anthropology Beyond Culture

Culture is a vexed concept within anthropology. From their earliest studies, anthropologists have often noted the emotional attachment of people to their customs, even in cases where this loyalty can make for problems. Do anthropologists now suffer the same kind of disability with respect to their continuing emotional attachment to the concept of culture? This book considers the state of the culture concept in anthropology and finds fault with a ‘love it or leave it' attitude. Rather than pledging undying allegiance or summarily dismissing it, the volume argues that anthropology can continue with or without a concept of culture, depending on the research questions being asked, and, furthermore, that when culture is retained, no single definition of it is practical or necessary.Offering sensible solutions to a topic of hot debate, this book will be essential reading for anyone seeking to learn what a concept of culture can offer anthropology, and what anthropology can offer the concept of culture.

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Anthropology Beyond Culture
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Richard G. Fox
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-18 - Publisher: Routledge

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Pages: 332
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Categories: Social Science
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Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Karsten Kumoll
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Berghahn Books

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Pages: 122
Authors:
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Pages: 628
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Categories: Ethnology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Leipziger Universitätsverlag

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Pages: 180
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Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-28 - Publisher: Universidad Nacional de Colombia

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Language: en
Pages: 204
Authors: Susan Hegeman
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-09 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

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Language: en
Pages: 196
Authors: Daniel Varisco
Categories: Social Science
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Language: en
Pages: 255
Authors: Brad Evans
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-11-15 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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Language: en
Pages: 308
Authors: Alan Thomson
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-16 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

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