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The Resource Anthropology and the cognitive challenge, Maurice Bloch

Anthropology and the cognitive challenge, Maurice Bloch

Label
Anthropology and the cognitive challenge
Title
Anthropology and the cognitive challenge
Statement of responsibility
Maurice Bloch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this provocative new study one of the world's most distinguished anthropologists proposes that an understanding of cognitive science enriches, rather than threatens, the work of social scientists. Maurice Bloch argues for a naturalist approach to social and cultural anthropology, introducing developments in cognitive sciences such as psychology and neurology and exploring the relevance of these developments for central anthropological concerns: the person or the self, cosmology, kinship, memory and globalisation. Opening with an exploration of the history of anthropology, Bloch shows why and how naturalist approaches were abandoned and argues that these once valid reasons are no longer relevant. Bloch then shows how such subjects as the self, memory and the conceptualisation of time benefit from being simultaneously approached with the tools of social and cognitive science. Anthropology and the Cognitive Challenge will stimulate fresh debate among scholars and students across a wide range of disciplines
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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Bloch, Maurice
Dewey number
153
Index
index present
LC call number
GN502
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
New departures in anthropology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cognition and culture
  • Anthropology
  • Ethnopsychology
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • SCIENCE
  • Anthropology
  • Cognition and culture
  • Ethnopsychology
Label
Anthropology and the cognitive challenge, Maurice Bloch
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE COGNITIVE CHALLENGE; Series; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; One: Why anthropologists cannot avoid cognitive issues and what they gain from these; The negative side of the book; The constructive side of the book; Two: Innateness and social scientists fears; Does acknowledging a genetic factor in cognition imply racist or sexist beliefs?; The significance of cultural knowledge for human beings; Three: How anthropology abandoned a naturalist epistemology: a cognitive perspective on the history of anthropology
Control code
795895705
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139020008
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
7239678
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
368544
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)795895705
Label
Anthropology and the cognitive challenge, Maurice Bloch
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE COGNITIVE CHALLENGE; Series; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; One: Why anthropologists cannot avoid cognitive issues and what they gain from these; The negative side of the book; The constructive side of the book; Two: Innateness and social scientists fears; Does acknowledging a genetic factor in cognition imply racist or sexist beliefs?; The significance of cultural knowledge for human beings; Three: How anthropology abandoned a naturalist epistemology: a cognitive perspective on the history of anthropology
Control code
795895705
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139020008
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
7239678
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
368544
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)795895705

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