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Our common denominator : human universal revisited

Author: Christoph Antweiler; Diane Kerns
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Berghahn, cop. 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English editionView all editions and formats
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Since the politicization of anthropology in the 1970s, most anthropologists have been reluctant to approach the topic of universals - that is, phenomena that occur regularly in all known human societies. In this volume, Christoph Antweiler reasserts the importance of these cross-cultural commonalities for anthropological research and for life and co-existence beyond the academy. The question presented here is how  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christoph Antweiler; Diane Kerns
ISBN: 9781785330933 1785330934 9781785330940 1785330942
OCLC Number: 984778921
Notes: Incluye referencias bibliográficas (p. 265-337)
Description: xii, 350 p. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: List of TablesPrefaceIntroductionChapter 1. Humankind: Current Societal DebatesChapter 2. A World of Cultures: Their Differences and LikenessesChapter 3. Cultures and Human Nature: Human Beings are biologically CulturalChapter 4. Universals: Examples from Several RealmsChapter 5. Methods: Deduction, Case Studies and ComparisonChapter 6. Taxonomy: The Forms, Levels and Depth of UniversalsChapter 7. Toward Explanation: Why do Universals exist?Chapter 8. Critical Positions: Arguments against UniversalismChapter 9. Synthesis: Human Universals and the Human SciencesBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Christoph Antweiler; translated by Diane Kerns.

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