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From the Publisher"A book of remarkable power and breadth, Culture in Mind addresses questions at the core of anthropological theory, and gives us a set of concepts and models we can really work with. Clearly argued and captivatingly developed through subtle analyses of ethnographic materials, the book resolves the old paradoxes of shared culture and motivated personal knowledge to build an account of meaning and cognition that will revitalize cultural anthropology."—Fredrik Barth
"In this important book, Shore argues that the dichotomy between the cultural and the physical is false....Academic and research libraries with anthropology collections will consider this a necessary purchase." —Library Journal
From the Foreword by Jerome Bruner: "The historical separation of anthropology and psychology, whatever may have caused it, must surely be counted as one of the most stunting developments in the history of the human sciences. . .Culture in Mind must be counted as a major event in the reopening of the frontier between the two disciplines. . .You may not agree with Bradd Shore's premises in detail, or you may even see their broad outlines somewhat differently. But what is plain as day is that our ways of life as students of humankind will be changed by what he has to say."
"Shore's book represents an important development in an evolving school of thought in cognitive and psychological anthropology...As such, it is of tremendous relevance to cognitive scientists and cognitive neuroscientists as a counterbalance to theories that assume an isolated information processor who learns from trial and error without prestructuring from cultural models...Shore's erudition is breathtaking...he exposes readers to models of many academic 'cultures' in a way that is likely to enrich substantially a reader from any of them....Shore has done an impressive job of bringing culture to the more cognitive sides of mind in a way that should be of tremendous interest to psychologists. In his ethnographic examples, he has also implicitly presented models for the more affective side of hima mentality that will increasingly become part of the explicit dialog between anthropologists and psychologists that this book is likely to catalyze."—Contemporary Psychology
"Culture in Mind is an extraordinarily important book. The schism that Shore cites between the study of mind and the study of culture is all too real and unfortunate for the whole range of cognitive and social sciences. Until I read Shore's introduction, I had no idea why the schism existed. Now that I know, it all seems all the more unfortunate. Shore's book couldn't be more timely. . .I am delighted that this book has been completed." —George Lakoff, University of California, Berkeley
"By covering a wide range of material, both theoretical and ethnographic (with examples drawn from American life, Samoa, Australia, and elsewhere), Shore brings a new angle and new passion to major topics. The result will be suggestive to advanced researchers, and both clear and exciting to upper-division undergraduates." —Choice
"In following Shore's stimulating presentation, the reader will be led through an informative history of anthropology's century-long struggle with the question of whether there is a common human nature or instead countless varieties of human kind."—Science Books & Films