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Modernity and Mind: Essays on Culture Change: Volume 2

Modernity and Mind: Essays on Culture Change: Volume 2 (Hardback)

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In sixteen landmark essays, Anthony F. C. Wallace illuminates the interconnections between cognition and culture and the formative social conditions of the modern world. Probing the psychological reality (or realities) of culture, Wallace offers incisive analyses of the cognitive foundations of kinship terms and the ability of cultures, past and present, to process complexity. He also examines whether beavers have a culture and reveals how the mazeway of modern American culture equips and enables a routine drive to work. In the volume's second section, Wallace interrogates the consequences of revolutionary changes in labor, technology, and society in the modern world. In this title, a series of essays details the multifaceted, pervasive impact of the Industrial Revolution on the coal-mining communities of Rockdale and Saint Clair, Pennsylvania.He also considers the implications of the disaster-prone coal-mining industry for risky technological enterprises today, such as nuclear power plants. There is an in-depth comparison between the administrative structures of a modern university and Iroquois-Seneca leadership rounds out this volume. Anthony F. C.Wallace is professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania.

He is the author of "Revitalizations and Mazeways: Essays on Culture Change, Volume 1" (Nebraska 2003) and "The Social Context of Innovation: Bureaucrats, Families, and Heroes in Bacon's 'New Atlantis'" (Nebraska, 2003). Robert S. Grumet lives quietly in rural Pennsylvania. He is the editor of "Revitalizations and Mazeways" and has authored or edited several other studies of anthropological interest.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropology Publisher: University of Nebraska Press Publication Date: 01/12/2004 ISBN-13: 9780803248151  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Anthony F. C. Wallace is professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Revitalizations and Mazeways: Essays on Culture Change, Volume 1 (Nebraska 2003) and The Social Context of Innovation: Bureaucrats, Families, and Heroes in Bacon's "New Atlantis" (Nebraska, 2003). Robert S. Grumet lives quietly in rural Pennsylvania. He is the editor of Revitalizations and Mazeways and has authored or edited several other studies of anthropological interest.

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