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Anthropology of Cultural Performance John Lowell Lewis

Anthropology of Cultural Performance

John Lowell Lewis

Published May 14th 2014
ISBN : 9781137342386
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202 pages
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Contemporary life in most nation-states is not truly cultural, but rather culture-like, especially in large-scale societies. Beginning with a distinction between special events and everyday life, Lewis examines fundamental events including play,MoreContemporary life in most nation-states is not truly cultural, but rather culture-like, especially in large-scale societies. Beginning with a distinction between special events and everyday life, Lewis examines fundamental events including play, ritual, work, and carnival and connects personal embodied habits and large-scale cultural practices.