A Companion to Cognitive Anthropology

A Companion to Cognitive Anthropology

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qThis new companion traces the development of cognitive anthropology from its beginnings in the late 1950s to the present, and evaluates future directions of research in the field. In twenty-nine articles from leading anthropologists, there is an overview of cognitive and cultural structures, insights into how cognition works in everyday life and interacts with culture, and examples of contemporary research. The companion is essential for anyone interested in the questions of how culture shapes cognitive processesq--Kempton (1987) compared his informantsa#39; cultural models of how a thermostat works with their actual patterns of interactions with their thermostats. ... because actual houses differ from ideal ones in being drafty and actual humans differ from ideal ones in experiencing warmth not in ... foCus on the forest ... s (1972) use of MDSCAL to place a set of diseases amid a large field of attributes of the diseases .

Title:A Companion to Cognitive Anthropology
Author: David B. Kronenfeld
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2015-12-14

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