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Auteur(s) : Kronenfeld, David B. (1941-....)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Culture as a system [Texte imprimé] : how we know the meaning and significance of what we do and say / David B. Kronenfeld

Publication : London : Routledge, copyright ©2018

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (133 pages) : illustrations ; 24 cm

Collection : Routledge studies in anthropology ; 42

Lien à la collection : Routledge studies in anthropology 


Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-128) and index
. - Bibliogr. p. 119-128
"A particular culture is associated with a particular community, and thus has a social dimension. But how does culture operate and how is it to be defined? Is it to be taken as the behavioral repertoire of members of that community, as the products of their behavior, or as the shared mental content that produces the behavior? Is it to be viewed as a coherent whole or only a collection of disparate parts? Culture is shared, but how totally? How is culture learned and maintained over time, and how does it change? In Culture as a system, Kronenfeld adopts a cognitive approach to culture to offer answers to these questions. Combining insights from cognitive psychology and linguistic anthropology with research on collective knowledge systems, he offers an understanding of culture as a collectively held pragmatic cognitive system. The cognitive system is shown to be behavioral as well as linguistic, and, in addition to intellectual knowledge, involves expectations about peoples' feelings, attitudes, and behaviors. He argues that the need for effectiveness in communication and joint action in novel situations requires the system to be productive: that society's division of labor requires knowledge to be distributed differentially across the population, but still systematically integrated. Engagingly written, it is essential reading for scholars and graduate students of cognitive anthropology, linguistic anthropology, sociology of culture, philosophy, and computational cognitive science"--Abstract


Sujet(s) : Langage et culture  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Ethnolinguistique  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 9781138289185. - ISBN 1138289183. - ISBN 9781315267326 (erroné) (rel.)

Notice n° :  FRBNF45556733 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



Table des matières : Linguistic background : semantics and pragmatics ; Linguistic relativity: Sapir, Whorf, and kinship ; Culture as shared differentially distributed pragmatic knowledge ; Cognitive structures and social units ; Prototype-extension view of concepts ; Kinds of collective cognitive structures I ; Kinds of collective cognitive structures II : cultural models of action ; Individual knowledge and individual use of cultural knowledge ; Cultural models, methods and empirical data

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