Professor Goody argues that the 'we-they' approach to the differences in the 'mind' of human societies prevents any serious discussion of human behaviour especially in 'traditional' societies. He attempts to provide the framework for a more satisfactory explanation by relating certain broad differences in 'mentalities' to the changes of communication and in the development of writing.
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Current theories and views on the differences in the 'mind' of human societies depend very much on a dichotomy between 'advanced' and 'primitive', or between 'open' and 'closed', or between 'domesticated' and 'savage', that is to say, between one of a whole variety of 'we-they' distinctions. Professor Goody argues that such an approach prevents any serious discussion of the mechanisms leading to long-term changes in the cognitive processes of human cultures or any adequate explanation of the changes in 'traditional' societies that are taking place in the world around us. In this book he attempts to provide the framework for a more satisfactory explanation by relating certain broad differences in 'mentalities' to the changes in the means of communication, and specifically to the series of shifts involved in the development of writing. The argument is based upon theoretical considerations, as well as empirical evidence derived from recent fieldwork in West Africa and the study of a wide range of source material on the ancient societies of the Near East.
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Descripción Cambridge University Press, 1977. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Some text is underlined. Covers are clean. Dust jacket shows light rubbing and faint edge wear. ; Themes in the Social Sciences. Nº de ref. de la librería 7954
Descripción Cambridge University Press, 1977. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good+. 1st Edition. Dust jacket is age-toned to gray on spine and top edge of front panel, slight edgewear, now protected by clear mylar sleeve. Book has slight corner bumps, no other defects. Bound in purple cloth with bright gilt titles to spine; binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked. . Author presents a new and refined way of looking at the concepts of "primitive" and "advanced." This is the first printing. A solid, attractive copy of a classic work. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 179 pages. L1. Nº de ref. de la librería 30475
Descripción Cambridge University Press. Estado de conservación: Acceptable. Used - Acceptable. Sticker on cover. Ex-library with wear - may contain significant amounts of highlighting and underlining in pen or pencil. Nº de ref. de la librería Z1-Q-036-02190