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Culture and Personality
(Psychological Anthropology)

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National Character

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-- Wikipedia
National character studies
Ethnic stereotype

search on-line also for "modal personality" and "swaddling hypothesis"

Farmers at the Inishowen Agricultural Show, as featured in "A  Jaunt Round Ireland"
Farmers at the Inishowen Agricultural Show

[PDF] Anthropology and Politics in Studies of National Character -- Federico Neiburg and Marcio Goldman

Creighton, Mandell. 1896 (2009). The English National Character. Oxford: Clarendon. (BiblioBazaar).

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog: National Character

Dundes, Alan. 1989 (1984). Life Is Like a Chicken Coop Ladder: A Study of German National Character Through Folklore. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.

Francis L.K. Hsu -- Wikipedia

Gannon, Martin J., and Rajnandini (Raj) K. Pillai. 2015. Understanding Global Cultures: Metaphorical Journeys Through 34 Nations, Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity, Sixth Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Gorer, Geoffreyr. The Americans, a Study in National Character. London: Cresset, 1955

Gorer, Geoffrey, and John Rickman. The People of Great Russia: A Psychological Study (London: Cresset Press, 1949; NY: Chanticleer Press, 1950; NY: W.W. Norton, 1962; Oxford: Berghahn Press, 2001.)

Hirst, John. 2007. The Australians: Insiders and Outsiders on the National Character Since 1770. Melbourne, VIC: Black.

Hofstede, Geert. 1984. National cultures revisited. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Volume 2, Number 1 / September, 1984.

Inkles, Alex. 1997. National Character: A Psycho-Social Perspective. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.

Lynn, Richard. 1971. Personality and National Character. Pergamon.

Mandler, Peter. 2006. The English National Character: The History of an Idea from Edmund Burke to Tony Blair. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Margaret Mead

Mead, Margaret, and Gregory Bateson

  • Character Formation in Different Cultures Series (video)
    • "Bathing Babies in Three Cultures," 1951
    • "Karba's First Years," 1951
    • "First Days in the Life of a New Guinea Baby," 1951
    • "Trance and Dance in Bali," 1951
    • "A Balinese Family," 1952
    • "Childhood Rivalry in Bali and New Guinea," 1953
  • "Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson in Bali: Their Use of Photography and Film," Ira Jacknis, Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 3, No. 2 (May, 1988), pp. 160-177.

Mungazi, Dickson. 1993. Educational Policy and National Character: Africa, Japan, the United States, and the Soviet Union. NY: Praeger.

National Stereotypes -- Wikipedia

Patriarca, Silvana. 2010. Italian Vices: Nation and Character from the Risorgimento to the Republic. Cambridge University Press.

Patterson, John Brown. 1860 (2009). An essay on the national character of the Athenians. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood & Sons. Digital: University of Michigan Library.

Pierre Berton. 1987. Why We Act Like Canadians: A Personal Exploration of Our National Character. Markham, ON: McClellend and Stewart.

Rourke, Constance. 2008 (1931). American Humor: A Study of the National Character. New York Review of Books. (Harcourt).

Rhoda Metraux -- Wikipedia

Ruskin, John. 1892. The Poetry of Architecture: Or the Architecture of the Nations of Europe Considered in Its Association with Natural Scenery and National Character. Sunnyside, Orpington: George Allen.

Ruth Benedict -- Wikipedia

Sun, Lung-Kee. 2002. The Chinese National Character: From Nationhood to Individuality. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharp.

Wilton, Thomas Egerton. 1869 (2007). On The Sports And Pursuits Of The English, As Bearing Upon Their National Character. London: Harrison.

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