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A cognitive theory of cultural meaning

Author: Claudia Strauss; Naomi Quinn; American Anthropological Association. Meeting
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Publications of the Society for Psychological Anthropology, 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Anthropologists must draw on psychological theories of cognition in order to understand how culture is learnt, and shapes everyday actions and decision. The authors offer an approach, based on  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Strauss; Naomi Quinn; American Anthropological Association. Meeting
ISBN: 052159409X 9780521594097 052159541X 9780521595414
OCLC Number: 36930621
Notes: This work grew from a session at the 1989 meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, D.C.
Description: xii, 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Anthropological resistance --
3. Schema theory and connectionism --
4. Two properties of culture --
5. Three further properties of culture --
6. Research of shared task solutions / Naomi Quinn --
7. Research on the psychodynamics of shared understandings / Naomi Quinn --
8. Research on cultural discontinuities / Claudia Strauss --
9. Beyond old oppositions.
Series Title: Publications of the Society for Psychological Anthropology, 9.
Responsibility: Claudia Strauss and Naomi Quinn.
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"Strauss and Quinn's impressive book sets out a theory of culture that is both highly plausible and easily accessible to linguists. This is due in large part to the fact htat its approach is Read more...

 
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