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Culture & communication : the logic by which symbols are connected : an introduction to the use of structuralist analysis in social anthropology

Author: Edmund Ronald Leach
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1976.
Series: Themes in the social sciences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Edmund Leach's book investigates the writings of 'structuralists' and their theories in anthropology.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund Ronald Leach
ISBN: 052121131X 9780521211314 052129052X 9780521290524
OCLC Number: 1859712
Description: 105 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Empiricists and rationalists: Economic transactions and acts of communication --
Problems of terminology --
Objects, sense-images, concepts --
Signals and indices --
Transformations --
Theories of magic and sorcery --
The symbolic ordering of a man-made world: Boundaries of social space and time --
The material representation of abstract ideas: ritual condensation --
Orchestral performance as a metaphor for ritual sequence --
The physiological basis of sign/symbol sets --
Mapping: Time and space as reciprocal representations --
Rank order and orientation --
Examples of binary coding --
Mating prescriptions and proscriptions --
Logic and mytho-logic --
Basic cosmology --
Rites of transition (rites de passage) --
The logic of sacrifice --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Themes in the social sciences.
Responsibility: by Edmund Leach.
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