Beyond political culture. Warsaw, May-June 2009 Lectures. Johann Friedrich Overbeck (1789-1869). Meanings. Resources. Organization(s)/ institutions. Interaction (basic unit of the society). Comments on the chart:
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Warsaw, May-June 2009 Lectures
Interaction (basic unit of the society)
 Robert Gooding and Hans-Dieter Klingemann (A New Handbook of Political Science, Oxford, 1996): 7.
From: Doug McAdam, Sidney Tarrow and Charles Tilly, Dynamics of Contention
"Although there are exceptions, the modern perspective in political science has generally given primacy to substantive outcomes and either ignored symbolic actions or seen symbols as part of manipulative efforts to control outcomes." /…? These challenges echo another ancient theme of political thought, the idea that politics creates, confirms, or modifies interpretations of life. Through politics, individuals develop their identities, their communities, and the public good" (March, Olsen, 1989:47-48).
"Politics is usually conducted as if identity were fixed. The question then becomes, on what basis, at different times in different places, does the nonfixity become temporarily fixed in such a way that individuals and groups can behave as a particular kind of agency, political or otherwise? How do people become shaped into acting subjects, understanding themselves in particular ways? In effect, politics consists of the effort to domesticate the infinitude of identity. It is the attempt to hegemonize identity, to order it into a strong programmatic statement. If identity is decentered, politics is about the attempt to create a center."
Nicholas B. Dirks, Geoff Eley, and Sherry B. Ortner, "Introduction" to Culture/Power/History. A Reader in Contemporary Social Theory, Nicholas B. Dirks, Geoff Eley, and Sherry B. Ortner, editors, 1994, Princeton: Princeton University Press: 32.
Total concept of culture:
“Culture consists of such symbolic vehicles of meaning, including beliefs, ritual practices, art forms, and ceremonies, as well as informal cultural practices such as language, gossip, stories, and rituals of daily life. These symbolic forms are the means through which 'social process of sharing modes of behavior and outlook within [a] community' (Hannerz, 1969:184) take place.”
Political culture is "a people's predominant beliefs, attitudes, values, ideals, sentiments, and evaluations about the political system of its country, and the role of the self in that system.“
(1963:13): culture: "a set of orientations toward ... social objects“
political culture: "orientations toward specifically political objects"
"A nonredundant concept of political culture refers to the meaning systems that are culturally available for talking, writing, and thinking about political objects: the myths and metaphors, the language and idea elements, the frames, ideologies, values, and condensing symbols."
Three dimension of culture: