Two-dimensional Man: An Essay on the Anthropology of Power and Symbolism in Complex Society

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1976 - Social Science - 156 pages
Proposes guidelines for the analysis of the causal interconnections between the cultural diversity of American cities and the struggle for economic and political power among the various groups in the cities
 

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Contents

the bizarre and the mystical in i
1
Power relations and symbolic action
18
The dialectics of politicosymbolic interdependence
35
Political mansymbolist man
48
Symbolic strategies in group organisation
65
some case studies
90
symbolic action in the politics of
119
Bibliography
139
Author index
149
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Abner Cohen (1921-2001) was, before his retirement, Professor of African Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at London University. His books include The Politics Of Elite Culture (1981) and Masquerade Politics: Explorations in the Structure Of Urban Cultural Movements (1993).

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