Psychology of Culture: A Course of Lectures / Edition 2

Psychology of Culture: A Course of Lectures / Edition 2

by Edward Sapir
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110172828

ISBN-13: 9783110172829

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

This work presents Sapir's most comprehensive statement on the concepts of culture, on method and theory in anthropology and other social sciences, on

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This work presents Sapir's most comprehensive statement on the concepts of culture, on method and theory in anthropology and other social sciences, on personality organization, and on the individual's place in culture and society. Extensive discussions on the role of language and other symbolic systems in culture, ethnographic method, and social interaction are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110172829
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
2nd ed., with a new introd. 2002
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Editor's Introduction1
1The Term "Culture": Three uses of the term; culture as selection and value23
2The Concept of Culture in the Social Sciences: "Cultural" vs. "social"; methodological and epistemological problems in the social sciences in general, and anthropology in particular40
3Causes of Culture: To what extent do factors such as race, geography, psychology, and economy influence cultural form?64
4Elements of Culture: The contents of culture: trait inventory vs. functional pattern84
5The Patterning of Culture: The configurative point of view; language as example of patterning; an ethnographic example: the Nootka topati - a concept of 'privilege'103
6The Development of Culture: Concepts of progress and change; technological, moral, and aesthetic processes; developmental cycles124
7Personality: The individual as bearer of culture; definitions of personality; the psychiatric approach139
8Psychological Types: A review and critique of Jung152
9Psychological Aspects of Culture: The difficulty of delimiting a boundary between personality and culture; attitudes, values, and symbolic structures as cultural patterns; culture as "as-if" psychology; a critique of Benedict and Mead175
10The Adjustment of the Individual in Society: Individual adjustment and neurosis; adjustment to changing social conditions; socialization; can there be a true science of man? the emergence of culture in interpersonal relations191
11The Concept of "Primitive Mentality": Critiques of Freud, Levy-Bruhl, and Malinowski; the importance of aesthetic imagination as the form-giver of culture208
12Symbolism: Types of symbols; symbols and signs; speech as a symbolic system; symbolism and social psychology; etiquette219
13The Impact of Culture on Personality: The field of "Culture and Personality"; concluding remarks239
References247
Index254

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