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Cultural Complexity : Studies in the Social Organization of Meaning - Ulf Hannerz

Cultural Complexity

Studies in the Social Organization of Meaning

Paperback Published: 20th May 1993
ISBN: 9780231076234
Number Of Pages: 347
For Ages: 22+ years old

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A rich, witty, and accessible introduction to the anthropology of contemporary cultures, "Cultural Complexity" emphasizes that culture is organized in terms of states, markets, and movements. Hannerz pays special attention to the interplay between the centralizing agencies of culture, such as schools and media, and the decentering diversity of subcultures, and considers the special role of cities as the centers of cultural growth.

Hannerz discusses cultural process in small-scale societies, the concept of subcultures, and the economics and politics of culture. Finally, he presents the twentieth-century globalization of culture as a process of cultural diffusion, polycentralism, and local innovation, focusing on periods of intensive cultural productivity in Vienna, Calcutta, and San Francisco.

ISBN: 9780231076234
ISBN-10: 0231076231
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 347
Published: 20th May 1993
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48