The Experience of Culture / Edition 1

The Experience of Culture / Edition 1

by Michael Richardson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761966501

ISBN-13: 9780761966500

Pub. Date: 10/19/2001

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Over the last 20 years culture has become a key concept in intellectual disciplines across the social sciences and humanities. However, it is a notoriously difficult concept to pin down, having very different meanings in different contexts. This book seeks to chart a route through the maze. It engages with the subject of culture by examining it through the prism of

…  See more details below

Overview

Over the last 20 years culture has become a key concept in intellectual disciplines across the social sciences and humanities. However, it is a notoriously difficult concept to pin down, having very different meanings in different contexts. This book seeks to chart a route through the maze. It engages with the subject of culture by examining it through the prism of experience. This approach reveals the variety of meanings of culture. It demonstrates that culture is not something that emerges from out of human activity, but rather is part and parcel of it.

This book looks at how culture emerges and manifests itself in human life, and how it is experienced in the life of individuals and collectivities. It also explores the ways in which globalizing processes and changes in technology are affecting cultural identity, and whether we are seeing a fundamental change in the ways in which culture is formed and experienced.

Penetrating, accessible and refreshing, this book outlines new ways of studying culture. It will be required reading for students of sociology, cultural studies and cultural anthropology.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761966500
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/19/2001
Series:
Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The Manifestation of Culture in Human Life
Entering Culture
The Differentiation of Cultures
Culture as Communication
Experience of the Senses
Culture and the Natural World
The Place of Reason in Culture
Transformatory Processes of Culture
Knowledge and Freedom
Culture and the Status of Reality
The Technologisation of Culture
Reintegrations

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >