The Resource Why humans have cultures : explaining anthropology and social diversity, Michael Carrithers

Why humans have cultures : explaining anthropology and social diversity, Michael Carrithers

Label
Why humans have cultures : explaining anthropology and social diversity
Title
Why humans have cultures
Title remainder
explaining anthropology and social diversity
Statement of responsibility
Michael Carrithers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How and why do humans create so many different forms of life? This book presents an original and powerful answer to this central problem of anthropology." "Why Humans Have Cultures asks three basic questions: what unity underlies cultural diversity? What are the origins of that diversity? How can we understand it? Michael Carrithers argues that it is the ways in which people interact with each other, rather than technological advances, that have been of crucial importance in human history. The human capacity for social interaction, whether on a grand scale or between individuals, is a prime mover in the continual process of social innovation. The imaginative and flexible nature of human social intelligence has created the vast and complex web of different cultures, societies, and histories which exist today." "In this lucid and thought-provoking book, Michael Carrithers draws both on ancient and contemporary examples to show how this perspective forms a firm foundation for the study of culture, society, and history. It is necessary, he argues, to look at societies rather than technologies in order to produce challenging, useful, and reliable knowledge about ourselves."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carrithers, Michael
Index
index present
LC call number
GN25
LC item number
.C37 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anthropology
  • Culture
  • Social evolution
  • Culturele verschillen
  • Sociale evolutie
  • Anthropologie
  • Culture
  • Évolution sociale
  • Évolution sociale
  • Culture
  • Anthropologie
  • Anthropology
  • Culture
  • Social evolution
Label
Why humans have cultures : explaining anthropology and social diversity, Michael Carrithers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An OPUS book"--Half-title
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The question -- 2. The Great Arc -- 3. Beginning to make history -- 4. The anatomy of sociality -- 5. Reading minds and reading life -- 6. The bull and the saint -- 7. Metamorphosis -- 8. The bugbear, science -- 9. An untidy box of sweets
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 217 p.
Isbn
9780192192271
Lccn
92005476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25509519
  • (OCoLC)ocm25509519
Label
Why humans have cultures : explaining anthropology and social diversity, Michael Carrithers
Publication
Note
"An OPUS book"--Half-title
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The question -- 2. The Great Arc -- 3. Beginning to make history -- 4. The anatomy of sociality -- 5. Reading minds and reading life -- 6. The bull and the saint -- 7. Metamorphosis -- 8. The bugbear, science -- 9. An untidy box of sweets
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 217 p.
Isbn
9780192192271
Lccn
92005476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25509519
  • (OCoLC)ocm25509519

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