Culture as Embodiment. The Social Tuning of Behavior

  • ID: 2330128
  • September 2013
  • 344 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Culture as Embodiment utilizes recent insights in psychology, cognitive, and affective science to reveal the cultural patterning of behavior in group-related practices.

- Applies the best of the behavioural sciences to contemporary issues of behavioural cross-fertilization in global exchange
- Presents an original theory to be used in the gender and integration debates, about what the acceptance of newcomers from different cultural backgrounds really entails
- Presents a theory that is also applicable to youth culture and the split in modern society between underclass, modal class, and the elite
- Contains an original approach to the persistence of religion, and relates religious thought to the cognitive capacity of generic belief

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Preface vii

Acknowledgments xii

Part One Towards a New Psychology of Culture 1

1 Understanding Culture 3

2 Inventing Culture Theory 27

3 A Psychological Perspective on Culture 70

Part Two Sex, Status, Age, Ethnicity, and Faith 109

4 Sex: The Shaping of Sex and Gender 113

5 Status: The Body of Class and Organized Compliance 141

6 Age: The Optimal Balance of Love and Challenge 160

7 Ethnicity: Cultural Arrests and Bicultural Competence 188

8 Faith: Religion as a Man-made Order 211

Part Three Psychology and Globalization 243

9 A Psychology of Globalization 245

10 Epilogue 287

Bibliographical Essay 292

Index 319

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“It is not an easy read, but one that a layperson wishing to learn more about what culture means and when it is appropriate to attribute behavior to culture would be advantaged by reading.”  (PsycCRITIQUES, 14 July 2014)

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