Beyond Culture

Author: Edward Twitchell Hall
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385124744
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Social Science

Calls for and speculates on an extensive transcendence of individual cultures, of material and verbal extensions of the ego, and of the alienating denial of individual talents and powers

Beyond Culture

Author: Edward T. Hall
Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 0844665517
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Edward T. Hall opens up new dimensions of understanding and perception of human experience by helping us rethink our values in constructive ways.

Beyond culture

Author: Lionel Trilling
ISBN: UCAL:B4102493
Release Date: 1965
Genre: Literature

Anthropology Beyond Culture

Author: Richard G. Fox
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 185973524X
Release Date: 2002-05-01
Genre: Social Science

Culture is a vexed concept within anthropology. From their earliest studies, anthropologists have often noted the emotional attachment of people to their customs, even in cases where this loyalty can make for problems. Do anthropologists now suffer the same kind of disability with respect to their continuing emotional attachment to the concept of culture? This book considers the state of the culture concept in anthropology and finds fault with a 'love it or leave it' attitude. Rather than pledging undying allegiance or summarily dismissing it, the volume argues that anthropology can continue with or without a concept of culture, depending on the research questions being asked, and, furthermore, that when culture is retained, no single definition of it is practical or necessary. Offering sensible solutions to a topic of hot debate, this book will be essential reading for anyone seeking to learn what a concept of culture can offer anthropology, and what anthropology can offer the concept of culture.

Beyond Culture Wars

Author: Michael Scott Horton
Publisher: Moody Pub
ISBN: 0802408931
Release Date: 1994-01
Genre: Religion

Beyond Culture Wars shows that the church, not the world, must become our primary target for reformation.

Beyond Nature and Culture

Author: Philippe Descola
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226145006
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Social Science

Philippe Descola has become one of the most important anthropologists working today, and Beyond Nature and Culture has been a major influence in European intellectual life since its French publication in 2005. Here, finally, it is brought to English-language readers. At its heart is a question central to both anthropology and philosophy: what is the relationship between nature and culture? Culture—as a collective human making, of art, language, and so forth—is often seen as essentially different from nature, which is portrayed as a collective of the nonhuman world, of plants, animals, geology, and natural forces. Descola shows this essential difference to be, however, not only a specifically Western notion, but also a very recent one. Drawing on ethnographic examples from around the world and theoretical understandings from cognitive science, structural analysis, and phenomenology, he formulates a sophisticated new framework, the “four ontologies”— animism, totemism, naturalism, and analogism—to account for all the ways we relate ourselves to nature. By thinking beyond nature and culture as a simple dichotomy, Descola offers nothing short of a fundamental reformulation by which anthropologists and philosophers can see the world afresh.

Third Culture

Author: John Brockman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684823447
Release Date: 1996-05-07
Genre: Science

This eye-opening look at the intellectual culture of today--in which science, not literature or philosophy, takes center stage in the debate over human nature and the nature of the universe--is certain to spark fervent intellectual debate.

Beyond the Culture Wars

Author: Gerald Graff
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393311139
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Education

Argues that conflicts over education today afford a positive change in higher education rather than a downfall, and speaks out against liberal complacency

Reading Beyond the Book

Author: Danielle Fuller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135080372
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Genre: Literary Criticism

Literary culture has become a form of popular culture over the last fifteen years thanks to the success of televised book clubs, film adaptations, big-box book stores, online bookselling, and face-to-face and online book groups. This volume offers the first critical analysis of mass reading events and the contemporary meanings of reading in the UK, USA, and Canada based on original interviews and surveys with readers and event organizers. The resurgence of book groups has inspired new cultural formations of what the authors call "shared reading." They interrogate the enduring attraction of an old technology for readers, community organizers, and government agencies, exploring the social practices inspired by the sharing of books in public spaces and revealing the complex ideological investments made by readers, cultural workers, institutions, and the mass media in the meanings of reading.

Beyond Chocolate

Author: Margaret Oertig-Davidson
Publisher: Schwabe AG
ISBN: 9783905252231
Release Date: 2011-11-20
Genre: Travel

Immerse yourself in the cultural attitudes of Switzerland's fascinating, multifaceted society. This study exposes different attitudes and potential misunderstandings about friendship, neighbourliness, being professional, giving and getting compliments and criticism, parenting, schooling, being polite, entertaining, decision making, etiquette, leadership, making plans and much much more.

Beyond Cultures

Author: Kwame Gyekye
Publisher: CRVP
ISBN: 156518193X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Philosophy

Integral Pluralism

Author: Fred Dallmayr
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813139456
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Philosophy

In addition to war, terrorism, and unchecked military violence, modernity is also subject to less visible but no less venomous conflicts. Global in nature, these "culture wars" exacerbate the tensions between tradition and innovation, virtue and freedom. Internationally acclaimed scholar Fred Dallmayr charts a course beyond these persistent but curable dichotomies in Integral Pluralism: Beyond Culture Wars. Consulting diverse fields such as philosophy, literature, political science, and religious studies, Dallmayr equates modern history with a process of steady pluralization. This process, which Dallmayr calls "integral pluralism," requires new connections and creates ethical responsibilities. Dallmayr critically compares integral pluralism against the theories of Carl Schmitt, the Religious Right, international "realism," and so-called political Islam. Drawing on the works of James, Heidegger, Gadamer, and Merleau-Ponty, Integral Pluralism offers sophisticated and carefully researched solutions for the conflicts of the modern world.

Beyond Sinology

Author: Andrea Bachner
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231536301
Release Date: 2014-01-21
Genre: Literary Criticism

New communication and information technologies provide distinct challenges and possibilities for the Chinese script, which, unlike alphabetic or other phonetic scripts, relies on multiple signifying principles. In recent decades, this multiplicity has generated a rich corpus of reflection and experimentation in literature, film, visual and performance art, and design and architecture, within both China and different parts of the West. Approaching this history from a variety of alternative theoretical perspectives, Beyond Sinology reflects on the Chinese script to pinpoint the multiple connections between languages, scripts, and medial expressions and cultural and national identities. Through a complex study of intercultural representations, exchanges, and tensions, the text focuses on the concrete "scripting" of identity and alterity, advancing a new understanding of the links between identity and medium and a critique of articulations that rely on single, monolithic, and univocal definitions of writing. Chinese writing—with its history of divergent readings in Chinese and non-Chinese contexts, with its current reinvention in the age of new media and globalization—can teach us how to read and construct mediality and cultural identity in interculturally responsible ways and also how to scrutinize, critique, and yet appreciate and enjoy the powerful multi-medial creativity embodied in writing.

Beyond the Global Culture War

Author: Adam K. Webb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135442521
Release Date: 2013-08-21
Genre: Philosophy

Presenting a cross-cultural critique of global liberalism, this book argues for a broad-based challenge that can meet it on its own scale. It probes many of the key challenges we face in the new millennium, and is a useful read for students of politics and globalization.

Beyond the Cultural Turn

Author: Victoria E. Bonnell
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520216792
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Social Science

A collection of engaging essays that look specifically at the effect of culturalism on history and sociology and propose new directions in the theory and practice of research.