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A Companion to Cognitive Anthropology / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9781119111658
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/14/2015
Series: Wiley Blackwell Companions to Anthropology Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

David B. Kronenfeld is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology atUniversity of California, Riverside and is the author of numerousbooks, including Culture, Society, and Cognition: CollectiveGoals, Values, Action, and Knowledge (2008).

Giovanni Bennardo is Associate Professor at NorthernIllinois University. He is the author of three books, most recentlyLanguage, Space, and Social Relationships: A FoundationalCultural Model in Polynesia (2009).

Michael D. Fischer is Professor of AnthropologicalSciences at the University of Kent and has written Applicationsin Computing for Social Anthropologists (1994).

Victor de Munck is Associate Professor of Anthropology atState University New York, New Paltz, and is the author of numerouspublications, including Research Design and Methods for StudyingCultures (2009).

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors viii

Acknowledgments xvi

Introduction 1

PART I History of Cognitive Anthropology; Nature and Types ofCultural Knowledge Structures 9

1 A History of Cognitive Anthropology 11
B. G. Blount

2 The History of the Cultural Models School Reconsidered: AParadigm Shift in Cognitive Anthropology 30
Naomi Quinn

3 The Cognitive Context of Cognitive Anthropology 47
Jürg Wassmann, Christian Kluge, and DominikAlbrecht

4 The Limits of the Habitual: Shifting Paradigms for Languageand Thought 61
Janet Dixon Keller

5 Types of Collective Representations: Cognition, MentalArchitecture, and Cultural Knowledge 82
Giovanni Bennardo and David B. Kronenfeld

6 Personal Knowledge and Collective Representations 102
John B. Gatewood

PART II Methodologies 115

7 How to Collect Data that Warrant Analysis 117
W. Penn Handwerker

8 Data, Method, and Interpretation in Cognitive Anthropology131
James Boster

9 Multi-Item Scales and Cognitive Ethnography 153
Kateryna Maltseva and Roy D’Andrade

10 Consensus Analysis 171
Stephen P. Borgatti and Daniel S. Halgin

11 Narrative, Mind, and Culture 191
Benjamin N. Colby

12 Simulation (and Modeling) 210
Michael Fischer and David B. Kronenfeld

PART III Cognitive Structures of Cultural Domains 227

13 Mathematical Representation of Cultural Constructs 229
Dwight Read

14 Kinship Theory and Cognitive Theory in Anthropology 254
F. K. L. Chit Hlaing (F. K. Lehman)

15 Numerical Cognition and Ethnomathematics 270
Andrea Bender and Sieghard Beller

16 “Indigenous Knowledge” and the Understanding ofCultural Cognition: The Contribution of Studies of
Environmental Knowledge Systems 290
Roy Ellen

17 Emotions, Motivation, and Behavior in Cognitive Anthropology314
E. N. Anderson

18 Social Networks, Cognition, and Culture 331
Douglas R. White

PART IV Cognitive Anthropology and Other Disciplines355

19 Culture and Cognition: The Role of Cognitive Anthropology inAnthropology and the Cognitive Sciences 357
Norbert Ross and Douglas L. Medin

20 Cultural Models, Power, and Hegemony 376
Halvard Vike

21 Cognitive Anthropology through a Gendered Lens 393
Carol C. Mukhopadhyay

22 Sociality in Cognitive and Sociocultural Anthropologies: TheRelationships Aren’t Just Additive 413
Lynn Thomas

23 Cognitive Anthropology and Education: Foundational Models ofSelf and Cultural Models of Teaching and Learning in Japan and theUnited States 430
Hidetada Shimizu

24 Archaeological Approaches to Cognitive Evolution 450
Miriam Noël Haidle

PART V Some Examples of Contemporary Research 469

25 The Distributed Cognition Model of Mind 471
Brian Hazlehurst

26 A Foundational Cultural Model in Polynesia: Monarchy,Democracy, and the Architecture of the Mind 489
Giovanni Bennardo

27 Cognitive Approaches to the Study of Romantic Love: Semantic,Cross-Cultural, and as a Process 513
Victor C. de Munck

28 Trouble as Part of Everyday Life: Cognitive and SocioculturalProcesses in Avoiding and Responding to Illness 531
Linda C. Garro

29 Using Consensus Analysis to Investigate Cultural Models ofAlzheimer’s Disease 548
Robert W. Schrauf and Madelyn Iris

Afterword: One Cognitive View of Culture 569
David B. Kronenfeld

Index 584

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"The sheer vibrancy of modern cognitive anthropology is brilliantlyreflected in this Companion. The development of the field since theearly days of ethnoscience is as refreshing as it isremarkable." 
Brent Berlin, University of Georgia


"A Companion to Cognitive Anthropology is an outstandingcollection of papers covering a range of topics that accuratelyreflect current trends and major emphases in anthropologicallyinformed studies of cognition."
Steven Tyler, Rice University


"A rich treasure-house of science-based anthropology."
Margaret Boden, University of Sussex


"Read this good companion to find out what cultural anthropologycontributes to the cognitive science agenda.  Are therescientific methods for discovering what people know and how theythink by virtue of ethnic ancestry and cultural inheritance? Read these essays and find out."
Richard A. Shweder, University of Chicago

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