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Culture and Cognition Implications for Theory and Method

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ISBN-10: 076192907X

ISBN-13: 9780761929079

Edition: 2004

Authors: Norbert Ross

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"The subject matter is very timely for such a book. The field of culture and cognition is in a state of considerable flux, and it requires the kind of knowledge that Ross has not only of cognitive anthropology but of cognitive psychology to make a synthesis and to develop guideposts and steer the field towards viable future objectives. Ross possesses complete familiarity with the literature. This should make for an excellent contribution." --Douglas White, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine nbsp; "Norbert Ross is a fine scholar, and the book does something useful and new.... an important contribution by a respected researcher who knows what he is talking about…    
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List price: $63.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/16/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Norbert Ross (Ph.D., University of Freiburg, 1998) is at Vanderbilt University. Prior to his current position, he was a research assistant professor at Northwestern University, where he co-founded the Program in Culture, Language and Cognition, a cross-disciplinary program that targets teaching and research. He is Affiliated Researcher at the Program in Cognitive Studies of the Environment (Northwestern University) and the Centro Estudies Indigenas in San Cristobal de Lasa Casas, Mexico. He has taught classes at Northwestern University, the University of Freiburg, the College of the Menominee Nation, and the UNACH (Mexico). Ross_s research focuses on cultural differences, within cultural…    

Introduction
Culture & Cognition: Ethnography of the Mind - A Cognitive Approach to Culture
Cultural Studies & Comparative Design
The Logic of Cultural Studies
Cross-Cultural Studies & Comparative Design
Toward a Cognitive Theory of Culture
The Problem with Culture, Folk Beliefs, Scientific Concepts, & their (ab-)use
The Authenticity Crisis of Cultural Concepts: Cultural Differences & Different Cultures
Culture as Socially Transmitted Models
Toward a Cognitive Theory of Culture
The Sharing of Culture & the Exploration of Cultural Differences
Public & Private Culture: The Emergence of Shared Meaning.
Research Methods: Data Gathering
The Experimental Design
Scientific Methods & the Role of Participant Observation
Research Design & Field Methods
Experimental Methods in the Field: Data Collection
Cognition & Observational Studies
Social Network Analysis & Informant Agreement.
Patterns of Informant Agreement: Some Analytical Implications
Informant Agreement/Disagreement
Adjustment for Guessing. Agreement Pattern & Residual Analysis.
Combining Strength: Toward a New Science of Culture
Schemata, Cultural Models, & Consensus
A New Ethnography & an Enhanced Cognitive Science
References
Author Index
Subject Index