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Gerald Sullivan

In: 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 51: Culture and Personality

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Culture and Personality
Culture and personality

Perhaps, as George Stocking (1986) has contended, culture and personality was but a temporally delimited version of psychological anthropology, with psychological anthropology being the most “historied” of anthropological endeavors. If so, then the appropriate questions one might ask in the current era would concern the legacy of culture and personality or, perhaps less charitably, its relevance. But culture and personality is also perhaps, at least within the discipline, American anthropology's most mythologized undertaking. If this is so, then culture and personality is likely also central to more argument within American anthropology about anthropology-its purposes, failures, limits, internal subdisciplinary relations, and so forth-than other anthropological undertakings.

In part, such centrality arises out of the confusing breadth of culture and personality. The major ...

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