Culture and Identity: The History, Theory, and Practice of Psychological Anthropology

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In this newly updated edition, eminent anthropologist Charles Lindholm introduces the field of psychological anthropology, tracing the growth of the field. Interweaving perspectives from anthropology, psychology, and sociology, Lindholm applies the insights gained from these disciplines to daily life in the West, resulting in a new and challenging understanding of our selves and our contexts. Unlike other texts on similar subjects, Culture and Identity deals with contemporary issues, includes important theorists that have previously been ignored, and covers contemporary topics such as object relations, identity, emotions, cognition, symbolic systems, idealized relationships, and the psychology of groups.

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Charles Lindholm is Professor in the prestigious University Professors Program and in the Department of Anthropology at Boston University. Prior to coming to Boston in 1990 he taught at Columbia, Barnard and Harvard, where he held a joint appointment in Anthropology and in Social Studies. His publications include Generosity and Jealousy: The Swat Pukhtun of Northern Pakistan (based on his dissertation) and a collection entitled Frontier Perspectives: Essays in Comparative Anthropology.

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"This is a thorough, meaningful and grounded introduction to our discipline. It will certainly be required reading in my courses." -- Jill White, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Anthropology, University of Winsconsin. ETHOS: Journal of the Society for Pychological Anthropology

"An important intellectual synthesis and a superb teaching text." -- Steven Parish - Professor of Anthropology, University of California, San Diego

Culture and Identity is the most lucid and up to date introduction to psychological anthropology available and provides an indispensible bridge between anthropology and psychology. -- Robert A. Levine - Professor Emeritus of Education and Human Development and Professor Emeritus of Anthropology Harvard University.

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