The Psychology of Cultural Experience (Publications of the Society for Psychological Anthropology)

The Psychology of Cultural Experience (Publications of the Society for Psychological Anthropology)

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Carmella C. Moore
Cambridge University Press, 9/6/2001
EAN 9780521005524, ISBN10: 0521005523

Paperback, 268 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.5 cm
Language: English

The essays in this volume, first published in 2001, focus upon the relationship of individual experience to culture, and chart a research agenda for psychological anthropology in the twenty-first century. Drawing upon fieldwork in diverse cultural settings, the authors use a range of contemporary perspectives in the field, including person-centred ethnography, activity theory, attachment theory and cultural schema theory, to describe the ways in which people think, feel, remember, and solve problems. Fascinating insights emerge from these fine-grained accounts of personal experience. The research demonstrates that it is possible to identify cross-cultural universals in psychological development and mental states, and that individual psychology is not determined solely by unique cultural patterns.

the psychology of cultural experience Holly F. Mathews and Carmella C. Moore
Part I. Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Study of Experience
1. Beyond the binary opposition in psychological anthropology
integrating contemporary psychoanalysis and cognitive science Drew Westen
2. Developments in person-centered ethnography Douglas Hollan
3. Activity theory and cultural psychology Carl Ratner
Part II. Acquiring, Modifying, and Transmitting Culture
4. The infant's acquisition of culture
early attachment re-examined in anthropological perspective Robert A. LeVine and Karin Norman
5. The remembered past in a culturally meaningful life
remembering as cultural, social, and cognitive process Linda C. Garro
Part III. Continuity and Change in Cultural Experience
6. The psychology of consensus in a Papua New Guinea Christian revival movement Stephen C. Leavitt
7. God and self
the shaping and sharing of experience in a cooperative, religious community Susan Love Brown
Part IV. A Reinvigorated Comparative Perspective
8. Cross-cultural studies in language and thought
is there a metalanguage? Eve Danziger
9. Comparative approaches to psychological anthropology Robert L. Munroe and Ruth H. Munroe.