Culture in Mind : Cognition, Culture, and the Problem of Meaning (Paperback)

Author: Shore, Bradd

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Despite the recognized importance of cultural diversity inunderstanding the modern world, the emerging science of cognitivepsychology has relied far more on experimental psychology, neurobiology, and computer science than on cultural anthropology forits models of how we think. In this exciting new book, anthropologistBradd Shore has created the first study linking multi-culturalism tocognitive psychology, exploring the complex relationship betweenculture in public institutions and in mental representations. In sodoing, he answers in a completely new way the age old question ofwhether humans are basically the same psychologically, independent ofcultures, or basically diverse because of cultural differences. Thefirst half of the book emphasizes cultural models, from AustralianAboriginal rituals and Samoan comedy skits, to more familiar terrain, including a study of baseball as a cultural model for Americans. Alongthe way, the author sheds new and novel light on many familiarinstitutions, from educational curricula and shopping malls to modularfurniture and cyberpunk fiction. These observations are then linked totheoretical developments in linguistics, semiotics, and neuroscience, creating a bold new approach to understanding the role of culture ineveryday meaning making. The author argues that culture must beconsidered an intrinsic component of the human mind to a degree thatmost psychologists and even many anthropologists have not recognized.This new position of cultural models will make absorbing reading forpsychologists, anthropologists, linguists, and philosophers, and toanyone interested in the issues of cultural diversity, multiculturalism, or cognitive science in general. *Author: Shore, Bradd/ Jerome, Bruner *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 448 *Publication Date: 1998/10/29 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.24 x 6.13 x 1.03 inches


Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780195126624
SKU 30449508
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0195126629
Release Date 4/10/2007
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