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The perception of the environment : essays on livelihood, dwelling and skill

Author: Tim Ingold
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
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"The twenty-three essays comprising this book focus in turn of the procurement of livelihood, on what it means to 'dwell', and on the nature of skill, weaving together approaches from social anthropology, ecological psychology, developmental biology and phenomenology in a way that has never been attempted before. The book is set to revolutionise the way we think about what is 'biological' and 'cultural' in humans,  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)790675187
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Ingold
ISBN: 041522831X 9780415228312 0415228328 9780415228329 9780415617475 0415617472
OCLC Number: 43615555
Description: xiv, 465 pages : illustrations ; 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.
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An integrated approach to understanding how people live, learn, work in and perceive their environments.  Read more...


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'The Perception of the Environment is a formidable work in terms of its intellectual breadth ... its sheer volume ... and methodical consistency and clarity.' - The Journal of the Royal Read more...

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