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Anthropology of the Self: The Individual in Cultural Perspective (Anthropology, Culture and Society)

Morris, Brian. 2015. Anthropology of the Self: The Individual in Cultural Perspective (Anthropology, Culture and Society). Pluto Press. ISBN 978-0745308579 [Book]

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Western society is individualised; we feel at ease talking about individuals and we study individual behaviour through psychology and psychoanalysis. Yet anthropology teaches us that an individual approach is only one of many ways of looking at ourselves.

In this wide-ranging text Morris explores the origins, doctrines and conceptions of the self in Western, Asian and African societies passing though Greek philosophy, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confuscism, Tao and African philosophy and ending with contemporary feminism.

Scholarly and written in a lucid style, free of jargon, this work is written from an anthropological perspective with an interdisciplinary approach. Morris emphasises the varying conceptions of the self found cross-culturally and contrasts these with the conceptions found in the Western intellectual traditions.

Item Type:

Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Date:

2015

Item ID:

18563

Date Deposited:

13 Jun 2016 10:30

Last Modified:

16 Jun 2017 12:32

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/18563

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