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PERCEPTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT : essays on livelihood, dwelling and skill.

PERCEPTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT : essays on livelihood, dwelling and skill.

Publisher: [S.l.] : ROUTLEDGE, 2021.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

In this work Tim Ingold offers a persuasive new approach to understanding how human beings perceive their surroundings. This book is essential reading not only for anthropologists but also for  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: TIM INGOLD
ISBN: 1032052279 9781032052274 1032052287 9781032052281
OCLC Number: 1257575950
Contents: Part I: Livelihood 1. Culture, nature, environment: steps to an ecology of life 2. The optimal forager and economic man 3. Hunting and gathering as ways of perceiving the environment 4. From trust to domination: an alternative history of human-animal relations 5. Making things, growing plants, raising animals and bringing up children 6. A circumpolar night's dream 7. Totemism, animism and the depiction of animals 8. Ancestry, substance, memory, land Part II: Dwelling 9. Culture, perception and cognition 10. Building, dwelling, living: how animals and people make themselves at home in the world 11. The temporality of the landscape 12. Globes and spheres: the topology of environmentalism 13. To journey along a way of life: maps, wayfinding and navigation 14. Stop, look and listen! Vision, hearing and human movement Part III: Skill 15. Tools, minds and machines: an excursion in the philosophy of technology 16. Society, nature and the concept of technology 17. Work, time and industry 18. On weaving a basket 19. Of string bags and birds' nests: Skill and the construction of artefacts 20. The dynamics of technical change 21. 'People like us': the concept of the anatomically modern human 22. Speech, writing and the modern origins of 'language origins' 23. The poetics of tool-use: from technology, language and intelligence to craft, song and imagination


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"Tim Ingold's rigorous and imaginative approach to modes of perception as practices involving entire organisms in relations with others is unmatched in contemporary anthropology. This work, drawing Read more...

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