Understanding Culture

A Handbook for Students in the Humanities

Babette Hellemans

Understanding Culture

Babette Hellemans

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

180 pages | 20 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2017
Paper $43.50 ISBN: 9789089649911 Published December 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This textbook provides an innovative introduction to the study of culture from an international perspective. It examines culture as a dynamic term with meanings that change through time, offering the first long-term analysis of the relationship between culture and nature. It discusses various theories of culture present in the disciplines of history, literature, art, and popular culture. Due to this breadth and coherence, the book can be flexibly and relevantly applied across many topics and could be used in a wide range of courses.
 
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Monika Baár, Professor in Cultural History and the History of Political Thought at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands
“This much-needed and very welcome textbook excels at the challenging task of conveying the intricacies of theory in a crisp and accessible manner to the reader. Abundant in illuminating examples, it is a guide to culture in the best sense of the world: it provides a lasting inspiration for reflection (well after it has been read).” 
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