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Essays on Cultural Transmission

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ISBN-10: 1845202872

ISBN-13: 9781845202873

Edition: 2005

Authors: Maurice Bloch, Laura Bear

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Bringing together work by Bloch, exploring the controversial territory between the cognitive and social sciences, this work illustrates his characteristic approach to the relationship between anthropology and cognitive science, where cognitive science is used to criticise anthropological assumptions.
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 7/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Maurice Bloch is Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His work is unique in that he is both an active field-working anthropologist and a general theoretician. Bloch has been a leading figure among those anthropologists who seek to reintegrate social and anthropological theory with the work of cognitive scientists and prehistorians.

Laura Bear is lecturer in anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is the author of the novel The Jadu House: Intimate Histories of Anglo-India.

Acknowledgements
Preface
Where did anthropology go? Or the need for 'human nature'
Why trees, too, are good to think with: toward an anthropology of the meaning of life
Questions not to ask of Malagasy carvings
Commensality and poisoning
What is passed on from parents to children: A cross-cultural investigation
A well-disposed social anthropologist's problems with memes
Are religious beliefs counter-intuitive?
Ritual and deference
Kinship and evolved psychological dispositions: the mother's-brother controversy reconsidered