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Culture, Language and Personality: Selected Essays

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Edward Sapir was one of those men, rare among scientists and scholars, who are spoken of by their colleagues in terms of genius. His writings on frontier problems in cultural anthropology, psychology, and linguistics are outstanding for their provocative insights and remarkable control of factual data. His long essay on language, his principal field of study, is an illuminating exploration of various aspects of the subject. His stress on the fact that language is a cultural or social product helped to make linguistics an integral part of the study of man. The interplay of culture and personality was a field where Sapir was a pioneer and many of his essays have become classics in the social sciences. The nine contributions brought together in this volume well show the distinction and lasting quality of Sapir's work. They include "Culture, Genuine and Spurious," "The Meaning of Religion," "Language," "Cultural Anthropology and Psychiatry," and "The Statue of Linguistics as a Science."

Synopsis:

"For sheer brilliance Edward Sapir is unsurpassed by any American anthropologist, living or dead."—Cylde Kluckhohn, Harvard University

Table of Contents

Language

The Function of an International Auxiliary Language

The Status of Linguistics as a Science

Culture, Genuine and Spurious

The Meaning of Religion

Cultural Anthropology and Psychiatry

Personality

Psychiatric and Cultural Pitfalls in the Business of Getting a Living

The Emergence of the Concept of Personality in a Study of Cultures

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520055940
Editor:
Mandelbaum, David G.
Author:
Mandelbaum, David G.
Author:
Sapir, Edward
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Culture
Subject:
Language and languages
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
342
Publication Date:
19860731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.75 in 34 oz

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