A Companion to Cognitive Anthropology. Wiley Blackwell Companions to Anthropology

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  • 624 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This new companion traces the development of cognitive anthropology from its beginnings in the late 1950s to the present, and evaluates future directions of research in the field. In twenty–nine articles from leading anthropologists, there is an overview of cognitive and cultural structures, insights into how cognition works in everyday life and interacts with culture, and examples of contemporary research. The companion is essential for anyone interested in the questions of how culture shapes cognitive processes.
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Notes on Contributors viii

Acknowledgments xvi

Introduction 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

6 Personal Knowledge and Collective Representations 102John B. Gatewood

PART II Methodologies 115

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

8 Data, Method, and Interpretation in Cognitive Anthropology 131James Boster

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

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

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

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

PART III Cognitive Structures of Cultural Domains 227

13 Mathematical Representation of Cultural Constructs 229Dwight Read

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

15 Numerical Cognition and Ethnomathematics 270Andrea Bender and Sieghard Beller

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

17 Emotions, Motivation, and Behavior in Cognitive Anthropology 314E. N. Anderson

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

PART IV Cognitive Anthropology and Other Disciplines 355

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

20 Cultural Models, Power, and Hegemony 376Halvard Vike

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

22 Sociality in Cognitive and Sociocultural Anthropologies: The Relationships Aren t Just Additive 413Lynn Thomas

23 Cognitive Anthropology and Education: Foundational Models of Self and Cultural Models of Teaching and Learning in Japan and the United States 430Hidetada Shimizu

24 Archaeological Approaches to Cognitive Evolution 450Miriam Noël Haidle

PART V Some Examples of Contemporary Research 469

25 The Distributed Cognition Model of Mind 471Brian Hazlehurst

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

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

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

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

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

Index 584

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David B. Kronenfeld is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at University of California, Riverside and is the author of numerous books, includingCulture, Society, and Cognition: Collective Goals, Values, Action, and Knowledge (2008).

Giovanni Bennardo is Associate Professor at Northern Illinois University. He is the author of three books, most recently Language, Space, and Social Relationships: A Foundational Cultural Model in Polynesia (2009).

Michael D. Fischer is Professor of Anthropological Sciences at the University of Kent and has written Applications in Computing for Social Anthropologists (1994).

Victor de Munck is Associate Professor of Anthropology at State University New York, New Paltz, and is the author of numerous publications, including Research Design and Methods for Studying Cultures (2009).

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