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The Meaning of Culture

The Meaning of Culture

  • Author: John Cowper Powys
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780571272990
  • Category: Civilization
  • Page: 320
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John Cowper Powys could never be straightforward or orthodox but here he sets off with a useful purpose. ‘The aim of this book,’ he declares, ‘is to narrow down a vague and somewhat evasive conception, which hitherto, like ‘’aristocracy’’ or ‘’liberty’’, has come to imply a number of contradictory and even paradoxical elements, and to give it, not, of course, a purely logical form, but a concrete, particular, recognizable form, malleable and yielding enough and relative enough, but with a definite and quite unambiguous temper, tone, quality, atmosphere, of its own.’ The book is in two parts: Analysis of Culture which deals with, in separate chapters, Philosophy, Literature, Poetry, Painting and Religion: Application of Culture which covers Happiness, Love, Nature, The Art of Reading, Human Relations, Destiny and Obstacles to Culture.John Cowper Powys hoped ‘that the fine word ‘’culture’’ . . . might lend itself to an easy, humane and liberal discussion – a sort of one-man Platonic symposium – and even turn out to contain, among its various implications, no unworthy clue to the narrow path of the wise upon earth.’ He succeeds completely, in his own idiosyncratic way, in achieving that.‘Mr Powys is to be congratulated on having written a book of the kind that most needs writing and most deserves to be read . . . Here in a dozen chapters of glowing and eloquent prose, Mr Powys describes for very reader that citadel which is himself, and explains to him how it may be strengthened and upheld and on what terms it is most worth upholding. . .’ Manchester Guardian

The Meaning of Culture

The Meaning of Culture

  • Author: John Cowper Powys
  • Publisher: Pomona Press
  • ISBN: 1443734810
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 324
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'Mr. Powys is to be congratulated on having written a book of the kind that most needs writing and most deserves to be read...Here in a dozen chapters of eloquent and glowing prose, Mr. Powys describes for every reader that citadel which is himself, and explains to him how it maybe strengthened and upheld and on what terms it is most worth upholding.. The virtue of his book is that it is freshly and clearly focussed to meet the present situation to encourage and establish developing experience in growing minds' Manchester Guardian

The Meaning of Culture

The Meaning of Culture

  • Author: John Cowper Powys
  • Publisher: Pomona Press
  • ISBN: 1406794538
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
  • View: 4711
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'Mr. Powys is to be congratulated on having written a book of the kind that most needs writing and most deserves to be read...Here in a dozen chapters of eloquent and glowing prose, Mr. Powys describes for every reader that citadel which is himself, and explains to him how it maybe strengthened and upheld and on what terms it is most worth upholding.. The virtue of his book is that it is freshly and clearly focussed to meet the present situation to encourage and establish developing experience in growing minds' Manchester Guardian

The Meaning of Culture

The Meaning of Culture

Moving the Postmodern Critique Forward

  • Author: Kenneth Allan
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275961244
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
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In review of the major theoretical approaches to culture, Allan argues that the structure of culture has been overemphasized and affect-meaning neglected. This approach to studying culture has as its basis the social construction of meaning and reality and emphasizes micro-level processes and emotion.

Meaning in Culture

Meaning in Culture

  • Author: F. Allan Hanson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136540814
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 144
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Meaning in Culture discusses the question of whether 'culture' refers to some superorganic entity that exists in its own right, or is only convenient short-hand for the shared beliefs and behaviour of human individuals. It also investigates the problem of relativism and explores the question of whether anthropology and the other social sciences are really scientific. First published in 1975.

Secure Lives

Secure Lives

The Meaning and Importance of Culture in Secure Hospital Care

  • Author: Annie Bartlett
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199640920
  • Category: Forensic psychiatry
  • Page: 384
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Though institutional care for people suffering from mental illness was phased out in the last century, mentally disordered offenders remain the exception to this rule. The numbers detained in medium secure care have increased and new initiatives in high secure care have created specialist facilities for individuals thought to be particularly dangerous to other people. This means that the nature of institutional life, and in particular the balance between continuing detention for its own sake and care and treatment designed to allow for discharge to a more normal life in the community, should continue to pre-occupy us. Secure Lives is a unique study of life in a high security hospital, based on original research material obtained in the mid 1990s. Compelling personal accounts from staff and patients, as well as case study material, illustrate the complex culture of a high security hospital. The book explores the complex relationship that exists between staff and patients, the social hierarchy, and life amongst potentially dangerous and mentally ill individuals. Though there are many texts on forensic psychiatry in practice, this book provides a first-hand account of life in an environment never seen by those outside its walls.

The Interpretation of Cultures

The Interpretation of Cultures

  • Author: Clifford Geertz
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465093566
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 576
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

The Meaning of Race

The Meaning of Race

Race, History and Culture in Western Society

  • Author: Kenan Malik
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1349247707
  • Category: Physical anthropology
  • Page: 323
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Myth and Meaning

Myth and Meaning

  • Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134522312
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 63
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In addresses written for a wide general audience, one of the twentieth century's most prominent thinkers, Claude Lévi-Strauss, here offers the insights of a lifetime on the crucial questions of human existence. Responding to questions as varied as 'Can there be meaning in chaos?', 'What can science learn from myth?' and 'What is structuralism?', Lévi-Strauss presents, in clear, precise language, essential guidance for those who want to learn more about the potential of the human mind.

English

English

Meaning and Culture

  • Author: Anna Wierzbicka
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198038976
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 368
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It is widely accepted that English is the first truly global language and lingua franca. Anna Wierzbicka, the distinguished linguist known for her theories of semantics, has written the first book that connects the English language with what she terms "Anglo" culture. Wierzbicka points out that language and culture are not just interconnected, but inseparable. She uses original research to investigate the "universe of meaning" within the English language (both grammar and vocabulary) and places it in historical and geographical perspective. This engrossing and fascinating work of scholarship should appeal not only to linguists and others concerned with language and culture, but the large group of scholars studying English and English as a second language.

Acts of Meaning

Acts of Meaning

  • Author: Jerome S. Bruner
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674003613
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 181
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Jerome Bruner argues that the cognitive revolution, with its current fixation on mind as "information processor;" has led psychology away from the deeper objective of understanding mind as a creator of meanings. Only by breaking out of the limitations imposed by a computational model of mind can we grasp the special interaction through which mind both constitutes and is constituted by culture.

The Meaning and Culture of Grand Theft Auto

The Meaning and Culture of Grand Theft Auto

Critical Essays

  • Author: Nate Garrelts
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786483482
  • Category: Games
  • Page: 264
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The immensely popular Grand Theft Auto game series has inspired a range of reactions among players and commentators, and a hot debate in the popular media. These essays from diverse theoretical perspectives expand the discussion by focusing scholarly analysis on the games, particularly Grand Theft Auto III (GTA3), Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (GTA:VC), and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (GTA:SA). Part One of the book discusses the fears, lawsuits, legislative proposals, and other public reactions to Grand Theft Auto, detailing the conflict between the developers of adult oriented games and various new forms of censorship. Depictions of race and violence, the pleasure of the carnivalistic gameplay, and the significance of sociopolitical satire in the series are all important elements in this controversy. It is argued that the general perception of digital changed fundamentally following the release of Grand Theft Auto III. The second section of the book approaches the games as they might be studied absent of the controversy. These essays study why and how players meaningfully play Grand Theft Auto games, reflecting on the elements of daily life that are represented in the games. They discuss the connection between game space and real space and the many ways that players mediate the symbols in a game with their minds, computers, and controllers.

The Borowitz Report

The Borowitz Report

The Big Book of Shockers

  • Author: Andy Borowitz
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439129495
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 112
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Prepare to be shocked. From the man The Wall Street Journal hailed as a "Swiftean satirist" comes the most shocking book ever written! The Borowitz Report: The Big Book of Shockers, by award-winning fake journalist Andy Borowitz, contains page after page of "news stories" too hot, too controversial, too -- yes, shocking -- for the mainstream press to handle. Sample the groundbreaking reporting from the news organization whose motto is "Give us thirty minutes -- we'll waste it."

The Meaning and Process of Culture

The Meaning and Process of Culture

  • Author: Govind Chandra Pande
  • Publisher: Agra : Shiva Lal Agarwala
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Civilization
  • Page: 179
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The Meaning of the Library

The Meaning of the Library

A Cultural History

  • Author: Alice Crawford
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691175748
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 336
  • View: 6737
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"Tracing what the library has meant since its beginning, examining how its significance has shifted, and pondering its importance in the twenty-first century, significant contributors--including the librarian of the Congress and the former executive director of the HathiTrust--present a cultural history of the library"--Dust jacket flap.

Inverse Images

Inverse Images

The Meaning of Culture, Ethnicity, and Family in Postcolonial Guatemala

  • Author: John Hawkins
  • Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ethnicity
  • Page: 470
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Cultural Conceptions

Cultural Conceptions

On Reproductive Technologies and the Remaking of Life

  • Author: Valerie Hartouni
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 0816626235
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 175
  • View: 7588
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Examines the meaning of "life" in an era of emerging biotechnology. What happens to prevailing beliefs about the uniqueness of individual life when life can be cloned? Or to traditional understandings of family relationships when a child can have up to five parents? These are some of the questions addressed by Valerie Hartouni in her consideration of the cultural effects of new reproductive technologies as reflected in video images, popular journalism, scientific debates, legal briefs, and policy decisions. In Cultural Conceptions, Hartouni tracks the circulation and communication of various myths, images, and stories pertaining to new reproductive technologies and their effects, both imagined and real, during the past two decades. While addressing topics ranging from surrogacy and cloning to adoption, ultrasound imaging, and abortion, Hartouni looks to American popular culture for clues to what these new -- and not so new -- reproductive practices tell us about issues of personhood. Hartouni investigates the emergence of new anxieties about the nature of selfhood as well as the recurrence of age-old myths regarding individuality, sexuality, property, and family. She argues that both are being played out in cultural contests over the meaning and organization of women's reproductive capacity. In her discussion of provocative issues such as The Bell Curve controversy and the Baby M. case, Hartouni traces the dialectic of crisis and containment unleashed by reproductive technologies. Ultimately, however, Cultural Conceptions argues that the anxieties that surround new reproductive technologies provide openings for alternative understandings and practices of life to emerge andchallenge those currently in place. A thoughtful, daring, and original look at this complex set of issues, Cultural Conceptions provides an much-needed guide to our nation's psyche as we approach the new millennium.

Rituals, Ceremonies, and Cultural Meaning in Higher Education

Rituals, Ceremonies, and Cultural Meaning in Higher Education

  • Author: Kathleen Manning
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780897895040
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 169
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Explores campus culture through its rituals and ceremonies.

Culture in School Learning

Culture in School Learning

Revealing the Deep Meaning

  • Author: Etta R. Hollins
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317802071
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 252
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Challenging educators to better understand themselves and their students, this text presents a powerful process for developing a teaching perspective that embraces the centrality of culture in school learning. The six-part process covers examining culture, personalizing culture, inquiring about students' cultures and communities, applying knowledge about culture to teaching, formulating theory or a conceptual framework linking culture and school learning, and transforming professional practice to better meet the needs of students from different cultural and experiential backgrounds. All aspects of the process are interrelated and interdependent. Two basic procedures employed in this process are presented: constructing an operational definition of culture that reveals its deep meaning in cognition and learning, and applying the reflective-interpretive-inquiry (RIQ) approach to making linkages between students' cultural and experiential backgrounds and classroom instruction. Pedagogical features in each chapter include Focus Questions; Chapter Summaries; Suggested Learning Experiences, Critical Reading lists. A Companion Website, new for the Third Edition (www.routledge.com/cw/Hollins), provides additional student resources.