Cultural Complexity: Studies in the Social Organization of Meaning

  title={Cultural Complexity: Studies in the Social Organization of Meaning},
  author={U. Hannerz},
A rich, witty, and accessible introduction to the anthropology of contemporary cultures,Cultural Complexity emphasizes that culture is organized in terms of states, markets, and movements. Hannerz pays special attention to the interplay between the centralizing agencies of culture, such as schools and media, and the decentering diversity of subcultures, and considers the special role of cities as the centers of cultural growth. Hannerz discusses cultural process in small-scale societies, the… Expand
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