The Anthropology of Cultural Performance

  • J. Lowell Lewis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  3. J. Lowell Lewis
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  4. J. Lowell Lewis
    Pages 43-63
  5. J. Lowell Lewis
    Pages 93-121
  6. J. Lowell Lewis
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 151-189

About this book


Contemporary life in most nation-states is not truly cultural, but rather "culture-like," especially in large-scale societies. Beginning with a distinction between special events and everyday life, Lewis examines fundamental events including play, ritual, work, and carnival and connects personal embodied habits and large-scale cultural practices.


anthropology Cultural Theory Nation

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  • J. Lowell Lewis
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  1. 1.BellinghamUSA

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