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Essays on cultural transmission

Bloch, Maurice (2005) Essays on cultural transmission. LSE monographs on social anthropology , 75 . Berg. ISBN 9781845202866

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Abstract

This book brings together recent work by Maurice Bloch which explores thehighly controversial territory between the cognitive and social sciences. The essays are of broad, theoretical interest and aim to combine naturalistic approaches to cognition with a recognition and respect for the cultural and historical specificity of ethnography. All the essays illustrate Bloch's characteristic approach to the relation between anthropology and cognitive science, where cognitive science is used to criticize anthropological assumptions concerning such key topics as religion, kinship, belief, ritual, symbolism and art.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/advanced...
Additional Information: © 2005 Berg
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Sets: Departments > Anthropology
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2008 11:24
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2010 09:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/12221

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