Tradition as Truth and Communication: A Cognitive Description of Traditional Discourse

Tradition as Truth and Communication: A Cognitive Description of Traditional Discourse

by Pascal Boyer
     
 

Tradition as Truth and Communication deals particularly with oral communication and focuses on the privileged role of licensed speakers and the ritual contexts in which certain aspects of tradition are characteristically transmitted.See more details below

Overview

Tradition as Truth and Communication deals particularly with oral communication and focuses on the privileged role of licensed speakers and the ritual contexts in which certain aspects of tradition are characteristically transmitted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521024662
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series, #68
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
156
Sales rank:
1,363,874
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Conserved world-views or salient memories?; 2. How to think with 'empty' notions; 3. Criteria of truth; 4. Customised speech (I): truth without intentions; 5. Customised speech (II): truth without meaning; 6. Customised persons: initiation, competence and position; 7. Conclusion and programme; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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