Mind, Materiality and History: Explorations in Fijian Ethnography

Christina Toren

Anno: 1999
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 222 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 235 x 159 mm
Peso: 408 gr.
  • EAN: 9780415195775
pagabile con 18App pagabile con Carta del Docente

Articolo acquistabile con 18App e Carta del Docente

Approfitta delle promozioni attive su questo prodotto:

€ 31,41

€ 36,95

Risparmi € 5,54 (15%)

Venduto e spedito da IBS

31 punti Premium

Disponibile in 4/5 settimane

Quantità:
Descrizione
How do we become who we are? How is it that people are so similar in the ways they differ from one another, and so different in the ways they are the same? Christina Toren's theory of mind as not only a physical phenomenon, but an historical one, sets out to answer these questions by examining how the material world of objects and other people informs the constitution of mind in persons over time. This theory of embodied mind as a microhistorical process is set out in the first chapter, providing a context for the nine papers that follow. Questions explored include the way meaning-making processes reference an historically specific world and are responsible at once for continuity and change, how ritual informs children's constitution of the categories adults use to describe the world, and how people represent their relationships with one another and in so doing come to embody history. Mind, Materiality and History has direct relevance to current debates on the nature of mind and consciousness, and demonstrates the centrality of the study of children to social analysis. It will be a valuable resource for students and scholars with an interest in anthropological theory and methodology, as well as those engaged in material culture studies.