A Companion to Cognitive Anthropology

A Companion to Cognitive Anthropology

Editor(s): David B. Kronenfeld, Giovanni Bennardo, Victor C. de Munck, Michael D. Fischer

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011 10:30AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405187787

Online ISBN: 9781444394931

DOI: 10.1002/9781444394931

About this Book

A Companion to Cognitive Anthropology offers a comprehensive overview of the development of cognitive anthropology from its inception to the present day and presents recent findings in the areas of theory, methodology, and field research in twenty-nine key essays by leading scholars.

  • Demonstrates the importance of cognitive anthropology as an early constituent of the cognitive sciences
  •   Examines how culturally shared and complex cognitive systems work, how they are structured, how they differ from one culture to another, how they are learned and passed on
  • Explains how cultural (or collective) vs. individual knowledge distinguishes cognitive anthropology from cognitive psychology
  • Examines recent theories and methods for studying cognition in real-world scenarios
  • Contains twenty-nine key essays by leading names in the field

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: History of Cognitive Anthropology; Nature and Types of Cultural Knowledge Structures

  2. Part II: Methodologies

  3. Part III: Cognitive Structures of Cultural Domains

  4. Part IV: Cognitive Anthropology and Other Disciplines

  5. Part V: Some Examples of Contemporary Research

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