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Culture and Authenticity

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Authenticity is taken-for-granted as an absolute value in contemporary life. In "Culture and Authenticity," Charles Lindholm calls upon anthropological case studies from different cultures, historical material, and comparative philosophy, to explore how notions of authenticity develop, what forms it takes, and how it changes over time.
Examines the idea of authenticity and
Paperback, 176 pages
Published December 26th 2007 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published December 17th 2007)
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This book is an excellent introduction to problems within various claims of authenticity, cultural ownership, and identity. Lindholm's writing is accessible and engaging, so even readers outside of the social sciences can appreciate his informative and balanced approaches to many paradoxical attempts at rediscovery, revitalization, or preservation of treasured cultural products. The structure of this book is simple, perhaps obvious, but effective in demonstrating the diverse manifestations of au ...more
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B.A., Ph.D., Columbia University.

Professor Lindholm is an anthropologist with a strong interest in social theory and psychology, as well as area interests in the Middle East, South Asia, and the United States. He did his original fieldwork in Northern Pakistan among one of the largest tribal groups in the world: the Pukhtun. He researched the relationship between social organization and emotion, a
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