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By Conerly Casey, Robert B. Edgerton

This Companion presents the 1st definitive evaluation of psychocultural anthropology: an issue that specializes in cultural, mental, and social interrelations throughout cultures.

  • Brings jointly unique essays through best students within the field
  • Offers an in-depth exploration of the strategies and themes that experience emerged via modern ethnographic paintings and the strategies of worldwide change
  • Key concerns diversity from reports of attention and time, emotion, cognition, dreaming, and reminiscence, to the lingering results of racism and ethnocentrism, violence, identification and subjectivity

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The research was the most meticulous yet conducted and it continues to attract attention. However, it did not lead to any conceptual breakthroughs. At the same time that the Whitings were carrying out their intensive data collection, a team organized by Walter Goldschmidt was conducting controlled interviews and observations with samples from eight populations in East Africa, searching for psychological and behavioral differences between farmers and pastoralists. The Individual in Cultural Adaptation: A Study of Four East African Societies (1971) is Robert Edgerton’s assessment of the changing lives of individuals living in four of these eight East African societies.

Ruth Benedict did much research on the Japanese, trying to reconcile their restrained aestheticism with their fanatical militarism. Although her book The Chrysanthemum and the Sword (1946) has been roundly criticized by Americans and Japanese alike, it was studied by our military leaders and used by the postwar MacArthur occupation forces. Benedict considered it her finest work. In Escape From Freedom (1941) Erich Fromm tried to explain the appeal of Nazism to the German people in terms of their national authoritarian personality.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press. TIME AND CONSCIOUSNESS PART I 15 Sensing, Feeling, and Knowing In a curious way, consciousness begins as the feeling of what happens when we see or hear or touch. Phrased in slightly more precise words, it is a feeling that accompanies the making of any kind of image – visual, auditory, tactile, visceral – within our living organisms. (Damasio 1999: 26) An image is that in which the past and the now flash into constellation. In other words: image is dialectic at a standstill.

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