Culture Troubles: Politics and the Interpretation of Meaning (Culture and Politics Series)

Culture Troubles: Politics and the Interpretation of Meaning (Culture and Politics Series)

By: Jean-Pascal Daloz (author), Patrick Chabal (author)Paperback

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Chabal and Daloz's argument is one based on an analysis of culture understood as a system of meanings rather than as values. Hence, the authors offer a methodology that grounds political analysis in the interpretation of what 'makes sense' to the people concerned. Their approach, which resists the tyranny of particularisms but instead proposes a different 'scientific' method, draws upon a wide range of political, sociological and anthropological sources. The authors illustrate the analytical sharpness of this method with a comparative study of the state and political representation in three very different settings: France, Nigeria and Sweden.

About Author

Patrick Chabal is Professor of Lusophone African Studies at King's College London. Jean-Pascal Daloz is a senior CNRS Research Fellow at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Bordeaux (CERVL).

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781850658009
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 340
  • ID: 9781850658009
  • ISBN10: 1850658005

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