Cultural Theory

Cultural Theory

by Michael Thompson, Richard J Ellis, Aaron Wildavsky, Mary Wildavsky
     
 

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Taking their cue from the pioneering work of anthropologist Mary Douglas, the authors of "Cultural Theory" have created a typology of five ways of life-- egalitarianism, fatalism, individualism, hierarchy, and autonomy-- to serve as an analytic tool in the examination of people, culture, and politics. They then show how cultural theorists can develop large numbers of

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Taking their cue from the pioneering work of anthropologist Mary Douglas, the authors of "Cultural Theory" have created a typology of five ways of life-- egalitarianism, fatalism, individualism, hierarchy, and autonomy-- to serve as an analytic tool in the examination of people, culture, and politics. They then show how cultural theorists can develop large numbers of falsifiable propositions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813378640
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
07/19/1990
Series:
Political Cultures Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)

Meet the Author


Michael Thompson is director of the Musgrave Institute in London and honorary research fellow at the Department of Geography at University College London. Richard Ellis is assistant professor of political science at Willamette University. The late Aaron Wildavsky was professor of political science and public policy and a member of the Survey Research Center at the University of California at Berkeley. Michael Thompson is director of the Musgrave Institute in London and honorary research fellow at the Department of Geography at University College London. Richard Ellis is assistant professor of political science at Willamette University. The late Aaron Wildavsky was professor of political science and public policy and a member of the Survey Research Center at the University of California at Berkeley. Michael Thompson is director of the Musgrave Institute in London and honorary research fellow at the Department of Geography at University College London. Richard Ellis is assistant professor of political science at Willamette University. The late Aaron Wildavsky was professor of political science and public policy and a member of the Survey Research Center at the University of California at Berkeley. Michael Thompson is director of the Musgrave Institute in London and honorary research fellow at the Department of Geography at University College London. Richard Ellis is assistant professor of political science at Willamette University. The late Aaron Wildavsky was professor of political science and public policy and a member of the Survey Research Center at the University of California at Berkeley.

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