Designer Tribalism and Other Essays
First Edition • December 1, 2000 • 224 pages
Print ISBN: 9780813338637 • $42.00 USD • $56.50 CAN
Ebook ISBN: 9780813347097 • $25.99 USD • $28.99 CAN
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Roger Sandall is a writer who recently retired as Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Sydney, Australia.
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“Fully conscious of arguing ‘against the prevailing [politically-correct, culturally-relativistic] trend’ Sandall writes compellingly, marshalling anecdotes, scholarly literature and case studies in support of his project…Sandall consistently implicates anthropology and anthropologists in the Culture Cult with a brusqueness at once refreshing and disconcerting.”
— The Journal of the royal Anthropological Institute
”An invaluable account of questions of great importance.”
”The Culture Cult has a serious argument to propose about the persistence of romantic dreams running deep through the fabric of modern philosophy, social criticism and political thought.”
— The Australian
”…a tour through an intellectual and moral rogues’ gallery.”
— The New Criterion
At a time when the study of culture is being used to undermine the values of Western society, Roger Sandall has given us a revealing analysis of the intellectual and political follies committed by those who see romantic virtue in primitive societies. This is a brilliant study which explains why civilization’s critics have become so influential, and what we stand to lose should their ideas prevail.
— Keith Windschuttle, , author of The Killing of History
”I sat down with The Culture Cult, wondering how in the world I would find time to read it, only to spend the entire day reading it cover to cover. …This is a fascinating book with a message that certainly will reverberate within anthropology, yet it also should appeal well beyond anthropology.
— Robert B. Edgerton, professor, departments of anthropology and psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, UCLA.
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