The Invention of Culture, one of the most important works in symbolic anthropology in recent years, argues that culture is not a given that shapes the lives of the people who share it. Rather, it is people who shape their culture by constantly manipulating conventional symbols taken from a variety of everchanging codes to create new meanings. Wagner sees culture arising from the dialectic between the individual and the social world; his analysis is situated in the relation between invention and convention, innovation and control, meaning and context. Finally, the author points out that the symbolization processes that generate the construction of meaning in culture are the same as those that anthropologists use to "invent" the cultures they study.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1975. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. No dj Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP94194015
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Book Description Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, 1975. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Explore how humans create their realities. Publisher's complimentary slip laid in. From the collection of Wayne Prescott Suttles, renowned anthropologist, scholar, and linguist regarding many Pacific cultures, and especially the U.S. Pacific Northwest Coast Salish people. His stamp to the ffep. Provenance provided upon request. Condition notes: 168 numbered pp; HB w/DJ. Pages: clean, bright, tight; t.e. lt tanned. Cover: black, tan/white titles front/spine; slight shelfwear, b.e. shows mild wear. DJ: unclipped, black, red/white titles front/spine; modest edge/shelfwear w/ tiny to sm closed tears, several sm crinkles, and lt rubbing at edges. Bookseller Inventory # 035539
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