Culture and Authenticity
By (author) Charles Lindholm
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Culture and Authenticity by Charles Lindholm
Book DescriptionAuthenticity is taken-for-granted as an absolute value in contemporary life. In Culture and Authenticity , Charles Lindholm calls upon anthropological case studies from different cultures, historical material, and comparative philosophy, to explore how notions of authenticity develop, what forms it takes, and how it changes over time. Examines the idea of authenticity and its role in modern culture Explores society's preoccupation with authenticity and the search for 'real' experiences Looks at how the concept of authenticity intersects with questions about religion, ethnicity, and race Investigates authenticity in the context of fields such as dance, cuisine, travel, and the modern marketplace
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405124423
(238mm x 164mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charles Lindholm
Anthropology of Religious Charisma, Hardback (December 2013)
According to Max Weber, charisma is opposed to bureaucratic order. This collection reveals the limits of that formula. The contributors show how charisma is a part of cultural frameworks while retaining its ecstatic character among American and Italian Catholics, Syrian Sufis, Taiwanese Buddhists, Hassidic Jews, and Amazonian shamans, among others.
Culture and Authenticity, Paperback (December 2007)
Authenticity is taken-for-granted as an absolute value in contemporary life. In Culture and Authenticity , Charles Lindholm calls upon anthropological case studies from different cultures, historical material, and comparative philosophy, to explore how notions of authenticity develop, what forms it takes, and how it changes over time.
Islamic Middle East, Paperback (September 2002)
* Claims that much of the Western world shares fundamental values with Middle Eastern cultures and that these similarities have often fueled dispute, but can also provide a basis for dialogue and reconciliation.
Is America Breaking Apart?, Paperback (August 2001)» View all books by Charles Lindholm
Is the United States a nation of materialistic loners whose politics are dictated by ethnic, racial, religious, or sexual identities? This book explores the institutional structures of American society, emphasizing its ability to accommodate difference and reduce conflict.
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Author Biography - Charles Lindholm
Charles Lindholm is a University Professor of Anthropology at Boston University. He is the author of six books and numerous articles, many of them on topics related to idealization and the nature of human spirituality.
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