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The River of Salvation Flows Through Africa: Edward Wilmot Blyden, Raphael Armattoe, and the Redemption of the Culture Concept

Sean Hanretta

in Indigenous Visions: Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300196511
eISBN:
9780300235678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196511.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The concept of culture, in the Boasian sense of the learned, variable, and mutable “structures” underlying “the behavior of the individuals composing a social group collectively and individually,” ... More


The Servant's Reward

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Argues that the parable of the Servant's Reward, which may seem harsh and may offend modern Western sensibilities, is corrective, rather than expository: the image of a master and his “unprofitable ... More


The Culture Concept at Work

Deborah Weinstein

in The Pathological Family: Postwar America and the Rise of Family Therapy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451416
eISBN:
9780801468155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451416.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at how family therapists use the culture concept—elaborated by anthropologists such as Alfred Kroeber and Clyde Kluckhohn—to justify their own field and build a community of ... More


Culture: Panacea or Problem?

Eric R. Wolf

in Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223332
eISBN:
9780520924871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223332.003.0023
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter explicates ethnographic or historical case material and reconsiders anthropology's basic notions, central among which is the concept of culture. It discusses issues of how cultures were ... More


Culture and Social Work: Alejandra Pallamar & Sanjee Dahal

Alejandra Pallamar and Sanjee Dahal

in Applied Cross-Cultural Data Analysis for Social Work

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190888510
eISBN:
9780190888527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888510.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice, Communities and Organizations

In this chapter, we investigate the concepts of culture and explore the role that culture plays in contemporary social work practice. This chapter highlights the historical construction of the ... More


Cultural Approaches

Jan Kubik

in The Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829911
eISBN:
9780191868368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829911.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The task of this chapter is to delineate the role of culture in transformations. First, two conceptualizations of culture are introduced: socio-psychological (syndrome of attitudes) and semiotic (web ... More


A Short Biography of Lewis Henry Morgan with Curious Asides on the Affect of Spirituality & the Emergence of Anthropological Comprehension

in Secularism in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226533230
eISBN:
9780226533254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226533254.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the life of Lewis Henry Morgan in the context of secularism in antebellum America. It explains that Morgan's intersected with evangelical revivalism and séance spiritualism and ... More


What the GRID can reveal about culture-specific emotion concepts: A case study of Russian “toska”1

Anna Ogarkova, Johnny J. R. Fontaine, and Irina Prihod’ko

in Components of Emotional Meaning: A sourcebook

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199592746
eISBN:
9780191762765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592746.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores the applicability of the GRID method in research on culture-specific emotion concepts. Our case-study considers the Russian emotion concept ‘toska’ frequently reported to be ... More


The origin of tool use and the evolution of social space in palaeolithic times: some reflections

Marcello Piperno

in The Use of Tools by Human and Non-human Primates

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522638
eISBN:
9780191688652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522638.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The identification of the ‘concept of culture’, along with the most ancient signs of instrument use, has always been characterized by a diachronic process. This decides the course of its rapid change ... More


Introduction: Expatria in Nepal

Heather Hindman

in Mediating the Global: Expatria's Forms and Consequences in Kathmandu

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786515
eISBN:
9780804788557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786515.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

The city of Kathmandu, Nepal, is saturated with foreign money and people through the industries of development, diplomacy and tourism. “Expatria in Nepal” explores a particular segment of that ... More


Originary Displacement: Or, Passages of the Double and the Limit of World

Nahum Dimitri Chandler

in X-The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254064
eISBN:
9780823261239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254064.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter provides both a critique and a way beyond the central theoretical approaches that dominated the social scientific study of the cultural provenance of the social and historical practices ... More


A Two-Headed Thinker: Rüdiger Bilden, Gilberto Freyre, and the Reinvention of Brazilian Identity

Maria Lúcia Pallares-Burke

in Indigenous Visions: Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300196511
eISBN:
9780300235678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196511.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter discusses how the creative use of Franz Boas's ideas to analyze Brazilian culture and society and to “discover” Brazil for the Brazilians was the work of two scholars, the Brazilian ... More


Hubal: Idolatry in Anthropology

Khaled Furani

in Redeeming Anthropology: A Theological Critique of a Modern Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198796435
eISBN:
9780191837715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796435.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Heuristically evoking Hubal, an ancient Arabian god of the moon, the unknown, and divination, this chapter employs idolatry, a central category of critique from monotheistic theology, to explore ways ... More


Anthropology and Original Sin: Naturalizing Religion, Theorizing the Primitive

Constance Clark

in Science Without God?: Rethinking the History of Scientific Naturalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198834588
eISBN:
9780191872679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834588.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The legacies of rejected nineteenth-century models of evolutionary anthropology remain influential. Nineteenth-century founders of the discipline such as E. B. Tylor and Lewis Henry Morgan aspired to ... More


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