The Pursuit of Certainty

The Pursuit of Certainty

Religious and Cultural Formulations

eBook - 1995
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"The peoples of the world are now facing economic integration and social interaction on a wider scale than ever before. But has this produced a greater sense of common reason, or shared world citizenship? Contemporary global communication, itself celebrating diversity, has paradoxically stimulated local commitments to exclusive ethnic, cultural and religious identity. The chapters in this book explore the ways in which anthropology can throw light on these diverging new 'certainties', often possessive of place, bodily substance or cultural heritage and often claiming divine justification." "The Pursuit of Certainty is a convincing demonstration of anthropology's relevance to the contemporary world and its turbulence. It offers ground-level insights into a growing global consensus about the primacy of cultural difference; into the shrill new certainties which are spreading in some areas though being resisted in others: and into the 'post-Enlightenment' rise of religious justification in human affairs." --Book Jacket.
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1995
ISBN: 9786610057603
6610057605
9780415107914
0415107911
9780415107907
0415107903
9780203450840
0203450841
0415107911
0415107903
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xii, 316 pages) : illustrations, maps

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