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Demystifying Mentalities / Edition 1
     

Demystifying Mentalities / Edition 1

by Geoffrey Ernest Richard Lloyd
 

ISBN-10: 0521366801

ISBN-13: 9780521366809

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

If faraway peoples have different ideas from our own, is this because they have different mentalities? Did our remote ancestors lack logic? The notion of distinct mentalities has been used extensively by historians to describe and explain cultural diversity. Professor Lloyd rejects this psychologising talk of mentalities and proposes an alternative approach, which

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If faraway peoples have different ideas from our own, is this because they have different mentalities? Did our remote ancestors lack logic? The notion of distinct mentalities has been used extensively by historians to describe and explain cultural diversity. Professor Lloyd rejects this psychologising talk of mentalities and proposes an alternative approach, which takes as its starting point the social contexts of communication. Discussing apparently irrational beliefs and behaviour (such as magic), he shows how different forms of thought coexist in a single culture but within conventionally defined contexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521366809
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Themes in the Social Sciences Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

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