Universalism without uniformity: explorations in mind & culture. Julia L. Cassaniti and Usha Menon, eds., Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017, 317 pp.
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Citation (published version)Merav Shohet. 2019. "Universalism without Uniformity: Explorations in Mind & Culture. Julia L. Cassaniti and Usha Menon, eds., Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017, 317 pp.." Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Volume 33, Issue 2, https://doi.org/10.1111/maq.12478
Universalism without Uniformity is a powerful homage to Richard A. Shweder’s generative work in cultural psychology. At the volume’s center is one of Shweder’s enduring mantras and intellectual commitments, “universalism without uniformity.” This entails several other foundational principles that trace their lineage, as do the volume’s contributors, to John and Beatrice Whiting’s mid-20th-century interdisciplinary, psychological anthropological comparative work.