Culture and Inference
A Trobriand Case Study
|Series title:||Cognitive Science Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||Harvard University Press|
| Book Format:||Ebook|
|List Price:||USD $65.00|
| Book Description: |
This book takes a major step in psychological anthropology by applying new analytic tools from cognitive science to one of the oldest and most vexing anthropological problems: the nature of "primitive" thought.
For a decade or more there has been broad agreement within anthropology that culture might be usefully viewed as a system of tacit rules that constrain the meaningful interpretation of events and serve as a guide to action. However, no one has made a serious attempt to...