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Cultuur & Lichaam: Een cultuurpsychologisch perspectief op patronen in gedrag

Cultuur & Lichaam: Een cultuurpsychologisch perspectief op patronen in gedrag

Paul Voestermans, Theo Verheggen

ISBN: 978-1-405-17602-6

May 2007, Wiley-Blackwell

346 pages

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“I was deeply impressed by this book. It is a fresh and original analysis of cultural psychology – there is nothing like this on the market…. the argument is so clear and the material so well constructed that one can’t help but argue with the authors at the same time as one is urging them on. In one fell swoop they take on the trend to evolutionary psychology, the worst of social psychology, integrate little known facts with the better known, make a plea for the centrality of the body and a practice orientation to psychology, explain religious tolerance and intolerance, add aging to the mix, and come out with a coherent picture of the relation between culture and psychology. Brilliant really”
Professor Henderikus Stam, University of Calgary<!--end-->

“The book is, in one word, a gem…. Compared to the many books in the cultural studies field this book reaches far deeper and higher”
Tom ter Bogt, professor Music and Youth Culture, Utrecht University

“The book is written in a lively, stimulating, provocative style. It draws on a wide variety of disciplines apart from psychology (sociology, anthropology, history, religious studies, philosophy, etc.) – as indeed any good book about ‘culture’ should. Indeed, this multidisciplinary perspective is perhaps the book’s main strength”
David Ingleby, Professor of Intercultural Psychology, Utrecht University

“This book presents both an innovative theoretical account of the persistence of behavioural patterns, and an intriguing and detailed analysis of five central areas of cultural problem-solving. Both theory and empirical analysis are coherent and consistent, and complicated issues usually are clarified by many well chosen examples, that can easily be related to current cultural themes and debates. Moreover, the book is written in a fluent style.”
Ruud Abma, Professor of Social Science, Utrecht University