Historical Who is Who

REDFIELD, Robert

1897 - 1958
United States
SOCIAL SCIENCE

 

Robert Redfield was a cultural anthropologist who drew on Mexican fieldwork to interpret contemporary urban society in America. He developed the notion of the folk-urban continuum, indicating that small scale societies and subcultures do interlink with larger scale settings. Moral self-understanding is not just one or the other, but is a both-and condition.

http://varenne.tc.columbia.edu/bib/info/redflrobr60littcomm.html

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