A Companion to Psychological Anthropology: Modernity and by Conerly Casey, Robert B. Edgerton

By Conerly Casey, Robert B. Edgerton

This Companion offers the 1st definitive assessment of psychocultural anthropology: a subject matter that specializes in cultural, mental, and social interrelations throughout cultures.

  • Brings jointly unique essays through best students within the field
  • Offers an in-depth exploration of the thoughts and issues that experience emerged via modern ethnographic paintings and the techniques of worldwide change
  • Key matters diversity from reviews of awareness and time, emotion, cognition, dreaming, and reminiscence, to the lingering results of racism and ethnocentrism, violence, identification and subjectivity

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The most powerful criticism came from someone within culture and personality itself, Melford E. Spiro. In 1951 he wrote a detailed article in the journal Psychiatry entitled “Culture and Personality: The National History of a False Dichotomy,” arguing persuasively that the field of culture and personality had failed to show any causal relationship between culture and personality because the development of personality and the acquisition of culture were a single process. In response to criticisms like that of Spiro, the study of culture and personality fell by the wayside to be replaced by a new cross-cultural comparative research strategy championed by G.

For instance, in 1752 the government of Great Britain decreed that the day after September 2 would be September 14. This seemingly odd change of dates was to bring the calendar being used in Britain in line with the other calendars of Western Europe (Steel 2000). Indeed, in 1752, September 1 in Great Britain was September 13 across the English Channel in France. This created a bit of a problem, particularly as the pace and extent of international commerce increased. This is not, by any means, the first or last such time adjustment of a calendar.

David Riesman, Nathan Glazer, and Reuel Denney followed with The Lonely Crowd in 1950, describing Americans as “other-directed,” 6 INTRODUCTION constantly scanning their environment for cues to the correct attitudes and behaviors. They also emphasized perceived American behaviors of rivalry, jealousy, and individualism. Philip Slater, in his book The Pursuit of Loneliness (1970), suggested that our core of individualism must be replaced in our value system if our society is to remain viable, while the Chinese-born anthropologist Francis L.

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