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Advances in Culture Theory from Psychological Anthropology

  • Naomi Quinn
  • Underlines the commitment of psychological anthropologists to understanding human societies in the modern world

  • Synthesizes a wide range of empirical research into overarching ideas about culture theory

  • Is accessibly written and precise in its presentation


Part of the Culture, Mind, and Society book series (CMAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Naomi Quinn, Karen Gainer Sirota, Peter G. Stromberg
    Pages 1-19
  3. Roy D’Andrade
    Pages 21-45
  4. Claudia Strauss
    Pages 109-138
  5. Naomi Quinn, Karen Gainer Sirota, Peter G. Stromberg
    Pages 285-327
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 329-337

About this book


This edited volume provides a long-overdue synthesis of the current directions in culture theory and represents some of the very best in ongoing research. Here, culture theory is rendered as a jigsaw puzzle: the book identifies where current research fits together, the as yet missing pieces, and the straight edges that frame the bigger picture. These framing ideas are two:  Roy D’Andrade’s concept of lifeworlds—adapted from phenomenology yet groundbreaking in its own right—and new thinking about internalization, a concept much used in anthropology but routinely left unpacked. At its heart, this book is an incisive, insightful collection of contributions which will surely guide and support those who seek to further the study of culture.


Psychological Anthropology Culture Theory Cross-cultural Dual Inheritance Kinship Funerals Children Personal Relationships Familial Relationships Intimate Relationships Psychotherapy Narrative Therapy Marriage American Culture

Editors and affiliations

  • Naomi Quinn
    • 1
  1. 1.Duke UniversityDurhamUSA

About the editors

Naomi Quinn is Professor Emerita in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University, USA. She was formerly President of the Society for Psychological Anthropology, and the recipient of its 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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