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An Alternative View of Culture and Cultural Change in Eleven Propositions

James Davison Hunter

in To Change the World

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199730803
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199777082 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730803.003.0004
An Alternative View of Culture and Cultural Change in Eleven Propositions

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Ideas do have consequences in history, yet not because those ideas are inherently truthful or obviously correct but rather because of the ways they are embedded in very powerful institutions, networks, interests, and symbols. Cultures are very resistant to change, but they do change under specific conditions.

Keywords: normative order; language; narratives; Pierre Bourdieu; habitus; symbolic capital; periphery; elites; networks; Homi Bhabha

Chapter.  6756 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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