The Institutional Dynamics of Culture, Volumes I and II: The New Durkheimians

1st Edition

Perri 6, Gerald Mars

Published November 14, 2008
Reference - 1134 Pages
ISBN 9780754626176 - CAT# Y235247
Series: The International Library of Essays in Anthropology

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These two volumes present the most important recent developments in the institutional theory of culture and demonstrate their practical applications. Sometimes called 'grid-group analysis' or 'cultural theory', they derive from the work of Durkheim in the 1880s and 1900s and develop the insights of the anthropologist Mary Douglas and her followers from the 1960s on. First redefined within social and cultural anthropology, the theory's influence is shown in recent years to have permeated all the main disciplines of social science with substantial implications for politics, history, business, work and organizations, the environment, technology and risk, and crime and consumption. Today, the institutional theory of culture now rivals the rational choice, Weberian and postmodern outlooks in influence across the social sciences.


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