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Anthropology of the Self: The Individual in Cultural Perspective (Anthropology, Culture and Society)

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This book looks at the 'self' in Western, Asian and African societies passing though Greek philosophy, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confuscism, Tao and African philosophy and ending with contemporary feminism. Scholarly and written in a lucid style, free of jargon, this work is written from an anthropological perspective with an interdisciplinary approach. Morris emphasises the varying conceptions of the self found cross-culturally and contrasts these with the conceptions found in the Western intellectual traditions.

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An exploration of the origins, doctrines and conceptions of the self in Western, Asian and African societies, ranging through Greek philosophy, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confuscism, Tao and African philosophy, and ending with contemporary feminism. The book is written from an anthropological perspective.

Synopsis:

Accessibly written for students, this work emphasises the varying conceptions of the self found cross-culturally and contrasts these with the conceptions found in the Western intellectual traditions.

About the Author

Brian Morris is the author of several books on anthropology and natural history including Anthropological Studies of Religion (Cambridge University Press, 1987) and Western Conceptions of the Individual (Berg 1991). He teaches anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745308586
Author:
Morris, Brian
Publisher:
Pluto Press (UK)
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Anthropology, Culture and Society (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19941131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.47 x 5.32 in

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Product details 240 pages Pluto Press (UK) - English 9780745308586 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An exploration of the origins, doctrines and conceptions of the self in Western, Asian and African societies, ranging through Greek philosophy, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confuscism, Tao and African philosophy, and ending with contemporary feminism. The book is written from an anthropological perspective.
"Synopsis" by , Accessibly written for students, this work emphasises the varying conceptions of the self found cross-culturally and contrasts these with the conceptions found in the Western intellectual traditions.
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