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The native mind and the cultural construction of nature, Scott Atran and Douglas Medin

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The native mind and the cultural construction of nature
Title
The native mind and the cultural construction of nature
Statement of responsibility
Scott Atran and Douglas Medin
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Surveys show that our growing concern over protecting the environment is accompanied by a diminishing sense of human contact with nature. Many people have little commonsense knowledge about nature - are unable, for example, to identify local plants and trees or describe how these plants and animals interact. Researchers report dwindling knowledge of nature even in smaller, nonindustrialized societies. In The Native Mind and the Cultural Construction of Nature, Scott Atran and Douglas Medin trace the cognitive consequences of this loss of knowledge. Drawing on nearly two decades of cross-cultural and developmental research, they examine the relationship between how people think about the natural world and how they act on it and how these two phenomena are affected by cultural differences. These studies, which involve a series of targeted comparisons among cultural groups living in the same environment and engaged in the same activities, reveal critical universal aspects of mind as well as equally critical cultural differences. Atran and Medin find that, despite a base of universal processes, the cultural differences in understandings of nature are associated with significant differences in environmental decision making as well as intergroup conflict and stereotyping stemming from these differences. The book includes two intensive case studies, one focusing on agro-forestry among Maya Indians and Spanish speakers in Mexico and Guatemala and the other on resource conflict between Native-American and European-American fishermen in Wisconsin. The Native Mind and the Cultural Construction of Nature offers new perspectives on general theories of human categorization, reasoning, decision making, and cognitive development
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OCoLC-P
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1952-
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Atran, Scott
Dewey number
306.4/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BF311
LC item number
.A755 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Medin, Douglas L
Series statement
Life and mind
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Cognition and culture
Label
The native mind and the cultural construction of nature, Scott Atran and Douglas Medin
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Description based upon print version of record
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-320) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Universals and Devolution: General Claims; 3 Study Populations, Methods, and Models; 4 Devolution and Relative Expertise; 5 Development of Folk biological Cognition; 6 Culture as a Notional, Not Natural, Kind; 7 Folk ecology and the Spirit of the Commons: Garden Experiments in Mesoamerica; 8 Cultural Epidemiology; 9 Mental Models and Intergroup Conflict in North America; 10 Conclusions and Projections; Notes; References; Index
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1 online resource (343 p.)
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online
Isbn
9781435631748
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computer
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  • c
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9786612099373
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remote
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Label
The native mind and the cultural construction of nature, Scott Atran and Douglas Medin
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-320) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Universals and Devolution: General Claims; 3 Study Populations, Methods, and Models; 4 Devolution and Relative Expertise; 5 Development of Folk biological Cognition; 6 Culture as a Notional, Not Natural, Kind; 7 Folk ecology and the Spirit of the Commons: Garden Experiments in Mesoamerica; 8 Cultural Epidemiology; 9 Mental Models and Intergroup Conflict in North America; 10 Conclusions and Projections; Notes; References; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (343 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435631748
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612099373
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)1000000000482593
  • (EBL)3338772
  • (SSID)ssj0000519196
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12233313
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000519196
  • (PQKBWorkID)10496532
  • (PQKB)11505246
  • (SSID)ssj0000208503
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11156939
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000208503
  • (PQKBWorkID)10239492
  • (PQKB)11738780
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3338772
  • (OCoLC)209058409
  • (OCoLC-P)209058409
  • (MaCbMITP)7683
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000482593

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