Toward the science of culture, this is an inquiry into and an exposition of the principles and organization of culture, with...

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THE THEORY OF HUMAN CULTURE

Toward the science of culture, this is an inquiry into and an exposition of the principles and organization of culture, with an introduction that discusses and defines the elements of and presents the problems of human and social culture. Predicating man as a product of rather than a producer of society, this analyzes the levels on which man as an individual and man as mass is influenced by the physiological, psychological and social changes demanded by the group; examines the theory of common sense, of ethos, of a new ethnology, types of culture. Part II displays and interprets specific cultural types -- infra-primitive, primitive, advanced, -- and represents discussed theories in application; Part III indicates how culture advances, how the individual and society can constructively proceed with self knowledge and recognition of the problems. Price and content limit this to the intense student and or savant, upper classes in philosophical, theoretical studies.

Pub Date: Oct. 23, 1946

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1946