1. Introduction; 2. The language of classification; 3. Processes of identification and the structure of categories; 4. The relations between non-basic categories; 5. Consistency, sharing and flexibility; 6. Social intrusions and cultural styles; 7. Changes in classifying behaviour; 8. Cognition and cultural relations of prehension; Appendices; Notes; References; Indexes.
The Cultural Relations of Classification: An Analysis of Nuaulu Animal Categories from Central Seramby Edmund Leach, Meyer Fortes, Roy Ellen
Pub. Date: 02/28/2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Roy Ellen has studied the Nuaulu people of eastern Indonesia for more than twenty years. He is a major figure in ethnobiology, that branch of anthropology which examines the social and cultural transformation of biological knowledge. The present study looks at the Nuaulu classificatory system of animal knowledge: the relationship between animal words and animal categories; how these categories are constructed, and the language of classification. The author relies on rich and fascinating data to show that all classifications reflect an interaction between culture, cognitive processes, and the material world.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series , #91
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)
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