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Titel: The Cultural Dialectics of Knowledge and ...
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Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, 1996. Orig. cloth binding. Dustjacket. xliv. 306 pp. Index. Condition : als nieuw. ISBN 0299151204[KEYWORDS: ANTHROPOLOGY, *, India. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 136344
Why is culture a problem that can never be solved? Charles W. Nuckolls poses this question to his readers, and offers a genuinely synthetic approach to culture that is both cognitive and psychoanalytic. He develops a theory of cultural dialectics based on the concept of paradox, in which he shows how ambivalence and conflicts, and the desire to resolve them, are at the heart of all cultural knowledge systems.
Nuckolls combines and synthesizes the ideas of Max Weber and Sigmund Freud?major influences in the cognitive and psychoanalytic paradigms?and develops the concept basic to both: the dialectic. He recovers the legacy of Gregory Bateson, who provided the foundation for a theory of paradox in culture. With his integrated theory, Nuckolls explains the conflicts of knowledge and desire in a South Asian knowledge system, in particular the religious mythology and divinatory system of the Jalaris, a Telugu-speaking fishing caste on the southeastern coast of India.
This provocative book allows us to rethink the relationship between the currently competing discourses in psychological and cultural anthropology, and at the same time offers a general synthetic theory of cultural dynamics.
Über den Autor:
Charles W. Nuckolls is assistant professor of anthropology at Emory University. He is the editor of The Cultural Construction of Diagnostic Categories: The Case of American Psychiatry and Siblings in South Asia: Brothers and Sisters in Cultural Context. He is also the author of Culture: A Problem that Cannot Be Solved, published by the University of Wisconsin Press.
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