Psychology Wiki

Symbolic system

Redirected from Symbolic meaning

34,200pages on
this wiki

Assessment | Biopsychology | Comparative | Cognitive | Developmental | Language | Individual differences | Personality | Philosophy | Social |
Methods | Statistics | Clinical | Educational | Industrial | Professional items | World psychology |

Language: Linguistics · Semiotics · Speech

The term symbolic system is used in the field of anthropology and sociology to refer to a system of interconnected symbolic meanings.

The sub-fields of symbolic anthropology and structural anthropology study symbolic systems. For example, in the study of kinship roles, the matrix of symbolism manifested by ritualistic behavior such as marriage, divorce, dating etc. is often referred to by this term.

For complex systems of symbols, the term is preferred to symbolism, which denotes the symbolic meaning of a single cultural phenomenon.

Related termsEdit


This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki