Study of Personal and Cultural Values: American, Japanese, and Vietnamese

Study of Personal and Cultural Values: American, Japanese, and Vietnamese

by Roy D'Andrade
     
 

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This study analyzes American, Vietnamese, and Japanese personal values, attempting to understand how it can be that ethnographers find large differences in values between cultures, yet empirical surveys find relatively small differences in personal values between cultures. D'Andrade argues that people live in two distinct value worlds; the world of personal values

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This study analyzes American, Vietnamese, and Japanese personal values, attempting to understand how it can be that ethnographers find large differences in values between cultures, yet empirical surveys find relatively small differences in personal values between cultures. D'Andrade argues that people live in two distinct value worlds; the world of personal values and the world of institutionalized values. Assessing these value worlds, D'Andrade is able to explain the contrast between ethnography and survey data, while making vital commentary on American, Vietnamese, and Japanese culture. With insight and precision, this book contributes to the important debate that the Culture, Mind, and Society series has initiated.

About the Author:
Roy D'Andrade is Professor of Anthropology, University of Connecticut, the author of The Development of Cognitive Anthropology, and the co-editor of Human Motives and Cultural Models

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230264380
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
04/15/2008
Series:
Culture, Mind and Society Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Roy D’Andrade is Professor of Anthropology, University of Connecticut, the author of The Development of Cognitive Anthropology, and the co-editor of Human Motives and Cultural Models.

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