By Andrew Sartori
Sartori weaves the narrative of Bengal’s include of culturalism right into a all over the world background of the concept that, from its origins in eighteenth-century Germany, via its adoption in England within the early 1800s, to its visual appeal in exact neighborhood guises around the non-Western international. The impetus for the concept’s dissemination was once capitalism, Sartori argues, as its unfold around the globe initiated the necessity to have fun the neighborhood and the communal. accordingly, Sartori concludes, using the tradition proposal in non-Western websites was once pushed now not via slavish imitation of colonizing powers, yet through an analogous difficulties that many times the improvement of recent capitalism. This amazing interdisciplinary learn could be of important curiosity to historians and anthropologists, in addition to students of South Asia and colonialism.
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It would also seem to imply that the nineteenth-century usage of the term Kultur was so puzzlingly broad as to encompass conceptual polarities. “Civilization,” explained Wilhelm von Humboldt, Kroeber and Kluckhohn’s most important exemplar of this alternative tradition, “is the humanization of peoples in their outward institutions and customs, and the inner attitudes pertaining thereto. ”28 Yet only a certain lexical literalism could have led Kroeber and Kluckhohn to ignore the fact that, despite this apparent downgrading of Kultur in a deﬁnitional passage ripped from its context, Humboldt was indeed still working from within a more familiar form of the culture/ civilization dichotomy.
This transformation of the subjectivistic standpoint from the individual to the collective level may not be admissible in the strictly philosophical terms of Kant’s argument, but this should not blind us to the broader structural logic. pa r t t wo: t owa r d a t h e ory of concept for m ation In Defense of Raymond Williams None of this is to say that these diJerent forms of cultural discourse—anthropological and humanistic—are simply the same. After all, the speciﬁc modalities in which subjective autonomy has been conceived—as a characteristic of the individual or the social, the community or the state—must surely be signiﬁcant when we turn our attention to particular historical contexts.
46 While Herder embraced the diversity of peoples, this pluralism seems to have been inextricably bound to his providentialist attachment to a broadly Kantian understanding of culture. ”48 Such moments underline once again the continuity between—indeed, the near coevalness of—humanistic usages and usages that even Kroeber and Kluckhohn were able to recognize as protoanthropological. Whether used in the singular as a horizontal conceptual distinction within social process (for example, culture rather than economics), or as a vertical distinction between diJerent social groups (for example, Nuer culture), anthropological culture has always taken plurality and diversity as its deﬁning object.