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Culture and Authenticity

by Charles Lindholm

Culture and Authenticity Synopsis

Authenticity is taken-for-granted as an absolute value in contemporary life. In Culture and Authenticity , Charles Lindholm calls upon anthropological case studies from different cultures, historical material, and comparative philosophy, to explore how notions of authenticity develop, what forms it takes, and how it changes over time. Examines the idea of authenticity and its role in modern culture Explores society's preoccupation with authenticity and the search for 'real' experiences Looks at how the concept of authenticity intersects with questions about religion, ethnicity, and race Investigates authenticity in the context of fields such as dance, cuisine, travel, and the modern marketplace

Culture and Authenticity Press Reviews

Culture and Authenticity covers a lot of ground, both topically and conceptually. And it does so with admirable grace and clarity. (Journal of Anthropological Research, Spring 2009) This reviewer found an interesting, entertaining, and easy-to-read discussion of the various forms and conceptions of 'authenticity.' (CHOICE)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405124423
Publication date: 13th December 2007
Author: Charles Lindholm
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd) an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 188 pages
Categories: Anthropology,

About Charles Lindholm

Charles Lindholm is a University Professor of Anthropology at Boston University. He is the author of six books and numerous articles, many of them on topics related to idealization and the nature of human spirituality.

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