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Title:Tradition as Truth and Communication: A Cognitive Description of Traditional Discourse
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Pascal Boyer
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISBN:0521024668
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Number of Pages:156
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Tradition as Truth and Communication: A Cognitive Description of Traditional Discourse by Pascal Boyer

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Tradition as Truth and Communication: A Cognitive Description of Traditional Discourse Tradition is a central concept in the social sciences but it is commonly treated as unproblematic Dr Boyer insists that social anthropology requires a theory of tradition its constitution and transmission He treats tradition as a type of interaction which results in the repetition of certain communicative events and therefore as a form of social action Tradition as Truth and Communication deals particularly with oral communication and focuses on the privileged role of licensed speakers and the ritual contexts in which certain aspects of tradition are characteristically transmitted Drawing on cognitive psychology Dr Boyer proposes a set of general hypotheses to be tested by ethnographic field research He has opened up an important new field for investigation within social anthropology

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