Lybrary.com: ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / Social Science / Methodology

The Categorical Impulse: Essays on the Anthropology of Classifying Behavior

$29.95
| £23.73 | €27.22 | Ca$41.12 | Au$41.06
by Roy Ellen
What is this?DRM-PDF | by download   add to wish list
The Categorical Impulse: Essays on the Anthropology of Classifying Behavior by Roy Ellen

Classification, as an object of recent anthropological scrutiny came to prominence during the 1960s, exemplified in the British (constructionist) tradition by the writings of Mary Douglas, and in the American ethno-semantics (cognitive) tradition by the likes of Harold Conklin and Brent Berlin. At the time, these approaches seemed by turns to contradict each other, or even to exist in parallel universes. However, over the last 30 years we have witnessed both a renewed interest in classification studies as well as a cross-fertilization of these once antagonistic approaches.

These essays by one of leading scholars in this field bring together a body of influential and inter-linked work which attempts to bridge the divide between cultural and cognitive studies of classification, and which develops a more embedded and processual approach. In particular, the essays focus on people's categorization of natural kinds as a means through which to obtain an understanding of how classifying behavior in general works, engaging with the ideas of both anthropologists and psychologists. The theoretical background is set out in an entirely new and substantial introduction, which also provides a comprehensive and systematic review of developments in cognitive and social anthropology since 1960 as these have impacted on classification studies. In short, it constitutes a useful and approachable introduction to its subject.

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.


SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 784898

Ebook Details
Pages: 248
Size: 1.0 MB
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Date published:   2005
ISBN: 9780857455703 (DRM-PDF)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

This product is listed in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Social Science > Anthropology
Nonfiction > Social Science > Anthropology > Cultural
Nonfiction > Social Science > Methodology

This author has products in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Social Science > Anthropology
Nonfiction > Social Science > Anthropology > Cultural
Nonfiction > Social Science > Methodology
Nonfiction > Science > Environmental Science

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

05/28/2017
© 2017 Lybrary.com