The Idea of Culture
May 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
2. Culture in Crisis.
3. Culture Wars.
4. Culture and Nature.
5. Towards a Common Culture.
* Argues for a more complex relation between Culture and
* Tries to retrieve the importance of such concepts as human
nature from a non-naturalistic perspective
* Draws attention to the deficiencies of elitism
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