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|ISBN:||041522831X 9780415228312 0415228328 9780415228329|
|Description:||xiv, 465 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Pt. I: Livelihood. Culture, nature, environment: steps to an ecology of life ; The optimal forager and economic man ; Hunting and gathering as ways of perceiving the environment ; From trust to domination: an alternative history of human-animal relations ; Making things, growing plants, raising animals and bringing up children ; A circumpolar night's dream ; Totemism, animism and the depiction of animals ; Ancestry, generation, substance, memory, land --
Pt. II: Dwelling. Culture, perception and cognition ; Building, dwelling, living: how animals and people make themselves at home in the world ; The temporality of the landscape ; Globes and spheres: the topology of environmentalism ; To journey along a way of life: maps, wayfinding and navigation ; Stop, look and listen! Vision, hearing and human movement --
Pt. III: Skill. Tools, minds, and machines: an excursion in the philosophy of technology ; Society, nature and the concept of technology ; Work, time and industry ; On weaving a basket ; Of string bags and birds' nests: skill and the construction of artefacts ; The dynamics of technical change ; "People like me": the concept of the anatomically modern human ; Speech, writing and the modern origins of 'language origins' ; The poetics of tool-use: from technology, language and intelligence to craft, song and imagination.
"Taken as a series of meditations on the perils of abstraction, Infold's book is both salutary and frequently delightful. Insofar as it is a critique of the kinds of reified notions of 'culture' that
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