Culture as Embodiment applies the best of the behavioral sciences to contemporary issues of global exchange and behavioral cross-fertilization to present an original theory of social psychology that relates to cultural interactions. As a classroom text, this book is suitable for undergraduate and graduate level students in social psychology, psychological anthropology, sociology, and education. Topics addressed in Culture as Embodiment include class divides; the persistence of religion and religious throught; cultural assimilation; and more.
Paul Voestermans is Emeritus Associate Professor in Cultural Psychology at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He also taught at the Bo?aziçi University in Istanbul. He has contributed articles on culture and behaviour in Theory & Psychology, New Ideas in Psychology, and has written several books in the field.
Theo Verheggen is Associate Professor in Cultural Psychology and History of Psychology at the Open Universiteit Nederland. He has published several articles on the development of an enactive perspective for cultural psychology in various books and journals.
Part One Towards a New Psychology of Culture 1
1 Understanding Culture 3
2 Inventing Culture Theory 27
3 A Psychological Perspective on Culture 70
Part Two Sex, Status, Age, Ethnicity, and Faith 109
4 Sex: The Shaping of Sex and Gender 113
5 Status: The Body of Class and Organized Compliance 141
6 Age: The Optimal Balance of Love and Challenge 160
7 Ethnicity: Cultural Arrests and Bicultural Competence 188
8 Faith: Religion as a Man-made Order 211
Part Three Psychology and Globalization 243
9 A Psychology of Globalization 245
10 Epilogue 287
Bibliographical Essay 292