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The Resource Cosmologies in the making : a generative approach to cultural variation in inner New Guinea, Fredrik Barth, (electronic resource)

Cosmologies in the making : a generative approach to cultural variation in inner New Guinea, Fredrik Barth, (electronic resource)

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Cosmologies in the making : a generative approach to cultural variation in inner New Guinea
Title
Cosmologies in the making
Title remainder
a generative approach to cultural variation in inner New Guinea
Statement of responsibility
Fredrik Barth
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Language
eng
Summary
All culture, particularly that of non-literate traditions, is constantly being recreated, and in the process also undergoes changes. In this book, Fredrik Barth examines the changes that have taken place in the secret cosmological lore transmitted in male initiation ceremonies among the Mountain Ok of Inner New Guinea, and offers a new way of explaining how cultural change occurs. Professor Barth focuses in particular on accounting for the local variations in cosmological traditions that exist among the Ok people, who otherwise share similar material and ecological conditions, and similar languages. Rejecting existing anthropological theory as inadequate for explaining this, Professor Barth constructs a new model of the mechanisms of change, based on his close empirical observation of the processes of cultural transmission. This model emphasises the role of individual creativity in cultural reproduction and change, and maintains that cosmologies can be adequately understood only if they are regarded as knowledge in the process of communication, embedded in social organization, rather than as fixed bodies of belief. From the model he derives various theoretically grounded hypotheses regarding the probable courses of change that would be generated by such mechanisms. He then goes on to show that these hypotheses fit the actual patterns of variation that are found among the Ok.--
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1928-
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Barth, Fredrik
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
64
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  • Ok (Papua New Guinean people)
  • Ok (Papua New Guinean people)
  • Social change
  • Culture diffusion
  • Papua New Guinea
Label
Cosmologies in the making : a generative approach to cultural variation in inner New Guinea, Fredrik Barth, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511607707
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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CR9780511607707
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unknown
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1 online resource (xi, 99 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780511607707
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)817994762
Label
Cosmologies in the making : a generative approach to cultural variation in inner New Guinea, Fredrik Barth, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511607707
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511607707
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 99 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511607707
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817994762

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