Cultural Complexity: Studies in the Social Organization of Meaning

Cultural Complexity: Studies in the Social Organization of Meaning

by Ulf Hannerz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231076223

ISBN-13: 9780231076227

Pub. Date: 11/15/1991

Publisher: Columbia University Press

A rich, witty, and accessible introduction to the anthropology of contemporary cultures,Cultural Complexity emphasizes that culture is organized in terms of states, markets, and movements. Hannerz pays special attention to the interplay between the centralizing agencies of culture, such as schools and media, and the decentering diversity of subcultures, and

Overview

A rich, witty, and accessible introduction to the anthropology of contemporary cultures,Cultural Complexity emphasizes that culture is organized in terms of states, markets, and movements. Hannerz pays special attention to the interplay between the centralizing agencies of culture, such as schools and media, and the decentering diversity of subcultures, and considers the special role of cities as the centers of cultural growth.

Hannerz discusses cultural process in small-scale societies, the concept of subcultures, and the economics and politics of culture. Finally, he presents the twentieth-century globalization of culture as a process of cultural diffusion, polycentralism, and local innovation, focusing on periods of intensive cultural productivity in Vienna, Calcutta, and San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231076227
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
11/15/1991
Pages:
347
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.07(h) x 1.23(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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