AA> Vol.4 No.1, February 2014

The Caucus as an Anthropological Topos

DownloadDownload as PDF (Size:211KB)     PP. 38-40  
Author(s)    Leave a comment

ABSTRACT

Certain historical events may be driven by anthropological topoi surfacing from layers below culture and society, once the structures of society and culture allow for that to happen. Difficulties in finding a suitable term to describe a historical event may hint at such a situation. The events in autumn 1989 in the German Democratic Republic, often referred to as “peaceful revolution”, are analyzed in this regard and it is argued that in essence this was a spontaneous caucus.

Cite this paper

Rothe, H. (2014). The Caucus as an Anthropological Topos. Advances in Anthropology, 4, 38-40. doi: 10.4236/aa.2014.41005.

References

[1] Baudrillard, J. (1976). Symbolic exchange and death (original: L’ échange symbolique et la mort. Paris.
[2] Habermas, J. (1981). Theory of communicative action (original: Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns). Frankfurt a.M.
[3] Morenz, L. D. (2013). Counting, imagining, picturing (original: Zahlen, Vorstellen, Darstellen). Berlin.

  
comments powered by Disqus

Copyright © 2014 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.