9788771841206 medium

Bringing Culture Back In (eBook)

by (Author)

  • 322 Pages

Economists used to claim that material self-interest and the rational choices of the individual were universal factors that transcended cultural values and differences. This position has been challenged by critics, who have pointed out the methodological and philosophical weaknesses of this approach. They dispute the idea that social order can be explained as the product of the choices of individual agents, and that social agents operate independently of their social and cultural values and norms. Today, there is virtual agreement, not only among students of culture, but also among social scientists that "culture counts" in both politics and society as well as in international relations. In this book, a number of international political scientists, economists, philosophers and humanist scholars address the role of culture, ethnicity, and religion in contemporary states and societies.

Economists used to claim that material self-interest and the rational choices of the individual were universal factors that transcended cultural values and differences. This position has been challenged by critics, who have pointed out the methodological and philosophical weaknesses of this approach. They dispute the idea that social order can be explained as the product of the choices of individual agents, and that social agents operate independently of their social and cultural values and norms. Today, there is virtual agreement, not only among students of culture, but also among social scientists that "culture counts" in both politics and society as well as in international relations. In this book, a number of international political scientists, economists, philosophers and humanist scholars address the role of culture, ethnicity, and religion in contemporary states and societies.



Bringing Culture Back In

No reviews were found. Please log in to write a review if you've read this book.

Item added to cart

9788771841206 bookshelf
Bringing Culture Back ...
$44.00
QTY: 1

9788771841206 bookshelf

Write a Review for Bringing Culture Back In: Cultural Diversity, Religion, and the State

by michael boss

Average Rating:
×

Bringing Culture Back In has been added

Bringing Culture Back In has been added to your wish list.

Ok