9780226423289-022642328X-The Invention of Culture

The Invention of Culture

ISBN-13: 9780226423289
ISBN-10: 022642328X
Edition: Second
Author: Wagner, Roy
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 208 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226423289
ISBN-10: 022642328X
Edition: Second
Author: Wagner, Roy
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 208 pages

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Acknowledged authors Wagner, Roy wrote The Invention of Culture comprising 208 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 022642328X and 9780226423289. Since then The Invention of Culture textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In anthropology, a field that is known for its critical edge and intellectual agility, few books manage to maintain both historical value and contemporary relevance. Roy Wagner's The Invention of Culture, originally published in 1975, is one.

Wagner breaks new ground by arguing that culture arises from the dialectic between the individual and the social world. Rooting his analysis in the relationships between invention and convention, innovation and control, and meaning and context, he builds a theory that insists on the importance of creativity, placing people-as-inventors at the heart of the process that creates culture. In an elegant twist, he shows that this very process ultimately produces the discipline of anthropology itself.

Tim Ingold’s foreword to the new edition captures the exhilaration of Wagner’s book while showing how the reader can journey through it and arrive safely—though transformed—on the other side.

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