In the Active Voice (BOK)

Professor Mary Douglas

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First published in 1982, this collection of essays is a reproach to a form of the sociology of religion that treats people as the passive objects of impersonal social influences. In opposition to this, the author seeks to assert an active voice style of thinking about the relations between individuals and their cultural environment, whether in economics, history or literary criticism. This collection is assembled with the guiding principle that all the essays touch upon the borderland between economic values and personal judgements of quality. Several essays illustrate the theme from the place of economics in anthropology and the place of economic behaviour in sociological and cultural criticism. The essay on 'Cultural bias' suggests a systematic method of analysis for investigating social influences on judgement and choice.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Professor Mary Douglas
Forlag
Taylor & Francis
ISBN 9780415668736
Antall sider 322 Dimensjoner 13,8cm x 21,6cm x 2,6cm
Vekt 385 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Economics