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The anthropology of time : cultural constructions of temporal maps and images

Author: Alfred Gell
Publisher: Oxford ; Washington, D.C. : Berg, ©2001.
Series: Explorations in anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The examination of the phenomenon of time and to what extent our awareness of it is culturally conditioned. The writer provides a detailed analysis of theories put forward by such thinkers as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Gell
ISBN: 0854967176 9780854967179 0854968903 9780854968909
OCLC Number: 53311994
Description: ix, 341 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Differences in the cognition of time attributed to society and culture; time-maps and cognition; time and practice.
Series Title: Explorations in anthropology.
Responsibility: Alfred Gell.

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Arguing forcefully against a number of distinguished anthropologists and his own earlier work, [Alfred Gell] has produced a critical review of the literature which is original, disturbing and Read more...

 
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