Discourse and the Construction of Society: Comparative Studies of Myth, Ritual, and Classification

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Without overlooking the role of coercive force in the maintenance (or overthrow) of social structures, Lincoln argues his thesis with rich illustrations drawn from such diverse areas as Platonic philosophy, the Upanishads of India, ancient Celtic banquets, professional wrestling, and the Spanish Civil War. This wide-ranging interdisciplinary study-which draws on works in history, semiotics, anthropology, sociology, classics, and indology-offers challenging new insights into the complex dynamics of social cohesion and change ...

Discourse and the Construction of Society: Comparative Studies of Myth, Ritual, and Classification 2014, Oxford University Press Inc, New York

ISBN-13: 9780199372362

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Discourse and the Construction of Society: Comparative Studies of Myth, Ritual, and Classification 1992, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195079098

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Discourse and the Construction of Society: Comparative Studies of Myth, Ritual, and Classification 1989, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195057577

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