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The Symbolic Dimension
Anthropological Studies in Culture, Religion and Education
Reihe: Ethnologie / Anthropology
Bd. 58, 2014, 144 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90539-0
Key issues in the contemporary debates on culture seem to be accompanied by the problem of meaning and the dynamics of it. The global dimension of culture is today a significant factor of the mentioned transgression, especially when we speak of cultural identity or intercultural communication. This book presents critical points of cultural change we may observe in many areas of local and global ecumene. The emerging of new currents, processes, and phenomena as well the transformation of older ones is an evidence of the fact that culture cannot be regarded as a static whole, enclosed in a tangible framework of objectified artifacts. Thus culture is taken here as a specific narrative on human condition, with all its imponderables. The field where this regularity might be found is broadly understood religion and education, which often were combined in various institutions or in particular political practices.
Jarema Drozdowicz is a graduate from the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Pozna'n, Poland.