The Interpretation of Cultures Text Only

The Interpretation of Cultures  Text Only Author Clifford Geertz
ISBN-10 9780008219475
Release 2016-09-29
Pages 356
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'One of the most articulate cultural anthropologists of this generation. Geertz has consistently attempted to clarify the meaning of 'culture' and to relate that concept to the actual behavior of individuals and groups.' -Elizabeth Colson, Contemporary Sociology

Local Knowledge Text Only

Local Knowledge  Text Only Author Clifford Geertz
ISBN-10 9780008219451
Release 2016-09-29
Pages 254
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The noted cultural anthropologist and author of 'The Interpretation of Cultures' deepens our understanding of human societies through the intimacies of 'local knowledge.'

Historical Biblical Archaeology and the Future

Historical Biblical Archaeology and the Future Author Thomas Evan Levy
ISBN-10 9781134937530
Release 2016-04-08
Pages 352
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Joint winner of the 2011 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Award in the category "Best Scholarly Book on Archaeology" The archaeology of the Holy Land is undergoing major change. 'Historical Biblical Archaeology and the Future' describes the paradigm shift brought about by objective science-based dating methods, geographic information systems, anthropological models, and digital technology tools. The book serves as a model for how researchers can investigate the relationship between ancient texts (both sacred and profane) and the archaeological record. Influential archaeologists and biblical scholars examine a range of texts, materials and cultures: the Vedas and India; the Homeric legends and Greek Classical Archaeology; the Sagas and Icelandic archaeology; Islamic Archaeology; and the Umayyad, Abbasid, and Ayyubid periods. The groundbreaking essays offer a foundation for future research in biblical archaeology, ancient Jewish history and biblical studies.

Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture

Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture Author Cary Nelson
ISBN-10 0252014014
Release 1988
Pages 738
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Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture book for free.

Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture

Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture Author Cary Nelson
ISBN-10 0252014014
Release 1988
Pages 738
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Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture book for free.

Recovery of the Measure

Recovery of the Measure Author Robert C. Neville
ISBN-10 0791400999
Release 1989-08-15
Pages 369
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“The world is as we interpret it.” Arguing that this assumption is a major and pervasive error, Neville demonstrates that the world is the measure of our interpretations. Distinguishing two traditions of hermeneutics, the continental tradition focusing on the interpretation of texts and the American tradition on the interpretation of nature; Neville argues that, since interpretation itself is part of the natural world, a philosophical vision of nature must be restored to currency in order to provide an interpretive theory of the world that can be a measure of interpretation. The natural world must be construed richly enough to be inclusive of human intention and purpose. By taking the discussion of hermeneutics from the context of textuality and placing it within that of nature, Recovery of the Measure provides a non-modernist and non-postmodernist theory of interpretation. The first four chapters and the last four constitute a hermeneutical theory addressing contemporary problems of interpretation situated in the context of the philosophy of nature. The middle chapters provide a compact philosophy of nature dealing with being, identity, value, space, time, motion, and causation.

And God Said let s Babel

And God Said   let s Babel Author Philip McCarty
ISBN-10 9781475965582
Release 2012-12
Pages 136
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While the ideal method of interpreting the Bible stirs great debate among theologians, seminarians, and intellectuals, average people living in a multicultural world are typically not very concerned with these debates; they just want to know how to understand the Bible. Led by the belief that God desires to communicate with each group in a culturally relevant and understandable way, author Philip McCarty offers a unique perspective as he examines the Bible as a cross-cultural text designed to speak to all people. McCarty, who earned degrees in Bible, religious education in pastoral studies, and Christian thought, begins with an in-depth analysis of the Bible and the role that translations play in communicating to multiple cultures. As he moves into a careful examination of the basics of hermeneutics and the ways in which God communicates with humans, McCarty encourages students of Scripture to ask the right questions and obtain the right answers. Finally, McCarty discusses why the Bible continues to be a pillar of the church community's culture and how its scripture connects to each individual. "And God Said, "Let's Babel"" offers valuable insight into why the Bible is a cross-cultural document, how that affects the church as a whole, and what all this knowledge means to spiritual seekers around the world.

Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

Encyclopedia of Case Study Research Author Albert J. Mills
ISBN-10 9781412956703
Release 2010
Pages 517
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Encyclopedia of Case Study Research has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Encyclopedia of Case Study Research also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Encyclopedia of Case Study Research book for free.

Jewish Biblical Interpretation and Cultural Exchange

Jewish Biblical Interpretation and Cultural Exchange Author Natalie B. Dohrmann
ISBN-10 9780812209457
Release 2013-06-18
Pages 352
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Biblical interpretation is not simply study of the Bible's meaning. This volume focuses on signal moments in the histories of scriptural interpretation of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam from the ancient period to the early modern, and shows how deeply intertwined these religions have always been.

Asian Theology on the Way

Asian Theology on the Way Author Peniel Rajkumar
ISBN-10 9780281066728
Release 2013-04-05
Pages 192
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This book provides an introduction to theological thought on the Asian continent. It is ecumenical in scope with emphasis on the contemporary concerns within Asian theology and some attention to the development of these theologies. Regional and subject specialists will capture the ongoing conversation on Asian theology, incorporating new emphases, thrusts and trends, thus making the book a fresh and engaging introduction to Christian theology in Asia.

Museums and Their Visitors

Museums and Their Visitors Author Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
ISBN-10 9781134915859
Release 2013-04-15
Pages 224
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Museums are at a critical moment in their history. In order to ensure survival into the next century, museums and galleries must demonstrate their social relevance and use. This means developing their public service functions through becoming more knowledgeable about the needs of their visitors and more adept at providing enjoyable and worthwhile experiences. Museums and Their Visitors aims to help museums and galleries in this crucial task. It examines the ways in which museums need to develop their communicative functions and, with examples of case-studies, explains how to achieve best practice. The special needs of a number of target audiences including schools, families and people with disabilities are outlined and illustrated by examples of exhibition, education and marketing policies. The book looks in detail at the power of objects to inspire and stimulate and analyses the use of language in museums and galleries. This is the first book to be written to guide museum and gallery staff in the development of provision for their visitors. It will be of interest to students of museum, heritage and leisure and tourism studies, as well as to international museum professionals.

Validity in Interpretation

Validity in Interpretation Author Eric Donald Hirsch
ISBN-10 0300016921
Release 1967
Pages 287
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The object of interpretation is textual meaning in and for itself and may be called the meaning of the text. The object of criticism, on the other hand, is that meaning in its bearing on something else (standards of value, present concerns, etc.), and this object may therefore may be called the significance of the text. If textual meaning itself could change, contemporary readers would lack a basis for agreement or disagreement. No one would bother seriously to discuss such a protean object. The interpreter has to distinguish what a text implies from what it does not imply; he must give the text its full due, but he must also preserve norms and limits. For hermeneutic theory, the problem is to find a principle for judging whether various possible implications should or should not be admitted. By classifying the text as belonging to a particular genre, the interpreter automatically posits a general horizon for its meaning. The genre provides a sense of the whole, a notion of typical meaning components. Thus, before we interpret a text, we often classify it as casual conversation, lyric poem, military command, scientific prose, occasional verse, novel, epic, etc. The interpreter's job is to specify the text's horizon as far as he is able, and this means, ultimately, that he must familiarize himself with the typical meanings of the author's mental and experiential world. Hermeneutics must stress the reconstruction of the author's aims and attitudes in order to evolve guides and norms for construing the meaning of the text. Ambiguity or, for that matter, vagueness is not the same as indeterminateness. This is the crux of the issue. To say that verbal meaning is determinate is not to exclude complexities of meaning but only to insist that a text's meaning is what it is and not a hundred other things. Taken in this sense, a vague or ambiguous text is just as determinate as a logical proposition; it means what it means and nothing else.

A Theory of Textuality

A Theory of Textuality Author Jorge J. E. Gracia
ISBN-10 0791424685
Release 1995-07-01
Pages 309
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This book is just what it says it is: A theory of textuality divided into two parts, logical and epistemological.

After Christianity

After Christianity Author Gianni Vattimo
ISBN-10 9780231506502
Release 2012-07-24
Pages 128
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What has been the fate of Christianity since Nietzsche's famous announcement of the "death of God"? What is the possibility of religion, specifically Christianity, thriving in our postmodern era? In this provocative new book, Gianni Vattimo, leading Italian philosopher, politician, and framer of the European constitution, addresses these critical questions. When Vattimo was asked by a former teacher if he still believed in God, his reply was, "Well, I believe that I believe." This paradoxical declaration of faith serves as the foundation for a brilliant exposition on Christianity in the new millennium—an age characterized by a deep uncertainty of opinion—and a personal account of how Vattimo himself recovered his faith through Nietzsche and Heidegger. He first argues that secularization is in fact the fulfillment of the central Christian message, and prepares us for a new mode of Christianity. He then explains that Nietzsche's thesis concerns only the "moral god" and leaves room for the emergence of "new gods." Third, Vattimo claims that the postmodern condition of fragmentation, anti-Eurocentrism, and postcolonialism can be usefully understood in light of Joachim of Fiore's thesis concerning the "Spiritual Age" of history. Finally, Vattimo argues for the idea of "weak thought." Because philosophy in the postmetaphysical age can only acknowledge that "all is interpretation," that the "real" is always relative and not the hard and fast "truth" we once thought it to be, contemporary thought must recognize itself and its claims as "weak" as opposed to "strong" foundationalist claims of the metaphysical past. Vattimo concludes that these factors make it possible for religion and God to become a serious topic for philosophy again, and that philosophy should now formally engage religion.

Contested Culture

Contested Culture Author Jane M. Gaines
ISBN-10 9780807861646
Release 2000-11-09
Pages 360
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Jane M. Gaines examines the phenomenon of images as property, focusing on the legal staus of mechanically produced visual and audio images from popular culture. Bridging the fields of critical legal studies and cultural studies, she analyzes copyright, trademark, and intellectual property law, asking how the law constructs works of authorship and who owns the country's cultural heritage.

A Cognitive Theory of Cultural Meaning

A Cognitive Theory of Cultural Meaning Author Claudia Strauss
ISBN-10 052159541X
Release 1997
Pages 323
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"Culture" and "meaning" are central to anthropology, but anthropologists do not agree on what they are. Claudia Strauss and Naomi Quinn propose a new theory of cultural meaning, one that gives priority to the way people's experiences are internalized. Drawing on "connectionist" or "neural network" models as well as other psychological theories, they argue that cultural meanings are not fixed or limited to static groups, but neither are they constantly revised or contested. Their approach is illustrated by original research on understandings of marriage and ideas of success in the United States.


Connections Author Stephen P. Reyna
ISBN-10 9781134487028
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 240
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Have you ever wondered how the internal space of our brain connects with the external space of society? Drawing on hermeneutics and neuroscience Stephen Reyna develops an anthropological theory that explains the relationship between the biological and the cultural. Recent popular interest in the brain is evident, and now social anthropologists are starting to consider connections between science and anthropology. Reyna is an anthropologist prepared to tackle big and difficult questions. This accessibly written book will cause quite a stir in anthropology, and will appeal to those interested in the mysteries of the brain.