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The Resource Cultural software : a theory of ideology, J.M. Balkin

Cultural software : a theory of ideology, J.M. Balkin

Label
Cultural software : a theory of ideology
Title
Cultural software
Title remainder
a theory of ideology
Statement of responsibility
J.M. Balkin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book J.M. Balkin offers original theory of cultural evolution, a theory that explains shared understandings, disagreement, and diversity within cultures. Drawing on many fields of study - including anthropology, evolutionary theory, cognitive science, linguistics, sociology, political theory, philosophy, social psychology, and law - the author explores how cultures grow and spread, how shared understandings arise, and how people of different cultures can understand and evaluate each other's views. Balkin presents numerous examples that illuminate the sources of ideological effects and their contributions to injustice. He also enters the current debate over multiculturalism, applying his theory to problems of mutual understanding between people who hold different worldviews. He argues that cultural understanding presupposes transcendent ideals and shows how both ideological analysis of others and ideological self-criticism are possible
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Balkin, J. M
Dewey number
140
Index
index present
LC call number
B823.3
LC item number
.B25 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ideology
  • Culture
  • Social values
  • Justice
Label
Cultural software : a theory of ideology, J.M. Balkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tools of understanding -- Bricolage and the construction of cultural software -- Memetic evolution -- The spread of cultural software -- Conceptions of ideology -- Ambivalence and self-reference -- Transcendence -- Cultural heuristics -- Narrative expectations -- Homologies and associations -- Metaphor, metonymy, and cognitive models -- The power of understanding -- Knowledge made flesh
Control code
37553699
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 335 pages
Isbn
9780300072884
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97037011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Cultural software : a theory of ideology, J.M. Balkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tools of understanding -- Bricolage and the construction of cultural software -- Memetic evolution -- The spread of cultural software -- Conceptions of ideology -- Ambivalence and self-reference -- Transcendence -- Cultural heuristics -- Narrative expectations -- Homologies and associations -- Metaphor, metonymy, and cognitive models -- The power of understanding -- Knowledge made flesh
Control code
37553699
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 335 pages
Isbn
9780300072884
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97037011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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