Connections: Brain, Mind, and Culture in a Social Anthropology

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Social Science - 220 pages
"This book also marries another odd couple. Because 'string being' involves people's actions, and because these are understood to be social phenomena, the anthropology outlined here is very much a social one. However, Reyna argues that it is also Boasian, because it recognizes and embraces the relationship between the biological and cultural. He proposes that a Boasian social anthropology might be a way to make anthropology the central social, cultural, and biological discipline for studying the human condition." "This challenging work rethinks a number of topics crucial to understanding the human condition - brain, mind, culture, the social, and causality. Written in an accessible and entertaining style, it will be essential reading for anyone studying and practicing anthropology, as well as philosophers of the mind, psychologists, and cognitive scientists."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
Bungled connections
12
The connector
75
Coda
136
Notes
159
References
166
Index
184
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Stephen P. Reyna is Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Hampshire, USA and a Visiting Senior Research Professor at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany.

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