Culture troubles is a systematic reevaluation of the role of culture in political analysis here patrick chabal and jean pascal daloz contend that it is unwise to compare different societies without taking into account culture which in their interpretation is not a system of values but rather a system of inherited meanings and symbols. Culture troubles politics and the interpretation of meaning patrick chabal jean pascal daloz on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers understanding politics in nations other than your own is a perilous exercise if you were to read two newspaper articles on the same topic but from different countries. Culture troubles politics and the interpretation of meaning by patrick chabal and jean pascal daloz chicago the university of chicago press 2006 within the discipline of political science and more specifically the sub discipline of comparative politics scholars are at often at odds over theoretical approaches and methods of inquiry. Understanding politics in nations other than your own is a perilous exercise if you were to read two newspaper articles on the same topic but from different countries you would likely find two very different interpretations of the same event but how we think about what is written in our own . Chabal and dalozs argument is one based on an analysis of culture understood as a system of meanings rather than as values hence the authors offer a methodology that grounds political analysis in the interpretation of what makes sense to the people concerned their approach which resists the tyranny of particularisms but instead proposes a different scientific method draws upon a wide
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