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Essays on Cultural Transmission

Maurice Bloch|
Berg Publishers (July 2005)

This book brings together recent work by Maurice Bloch which explores the highly controversial territory between the cognitive and social sciences. The essays are of broad, theoretical interest and aim to combine naturalistic approaches to cognition with a recognition and respect for the cultural and historical specificity of ethnography. All the essays illustrate Professor Bloch's characteristic approach to the relation between anthropology and cognitive science, where cognitive science is used to criticise anthropological assumptions concerning such key topics as religion, kinship, belief, ritual, symbolism and art. 


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