The Resource Knowledges : culture, counterculture, subculture, Peter Worsley

Knowledges : culture, counterculture, subculture, Peter Worsley

Label
Knowledges : culture, counterculture, subculture
Title
Knowledges
Title remainder
culture, counterculture, subculture
Statement of responsibility
Peter Worsley
Title variation
Culture, counterculture, subculture
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why do we think of the healing techniques of "primitive" peoples as interesting cultural practices, when what our own doctors do - to most of us no more intelligible than magic incantations - is unquestionably science? Why is it that when tribal people know something about the natural world, anthropologists call it "ethnoscience" rather than simply "science?" Are such systems simply different stages of a universal understanding? Or are they different kinds of knowledge altogether?"--BOOK JACKET. "When Peter Worsley, one of our most distinguished social scientists, set out to write an account of the scientific knowledge of an aboriginal tribe on Groote Eylandt, Australia, he was led to explore such seemingly disparate issues as pre-European navigation on the Pacific and the rise of Western biomedicine."--BOOK JACKET. "Worsley makes a powerful case for the plurality of knowledge systems. He questions our definitions of culture by looking at the ways cultures are differentiated within the group or national boundaries that are thought to contain them, and the ways in which they spill out of those borders to feed into a global mass society. On the way, he treats us to a lively and accessible examination of the diversity of Australian aboriginal thought about the natural world, Western medicine, sub- and countercultures, nationalism, religion, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the iconology of Disneyland."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
NTG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-2013
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Worsley, Peter.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1027.V32
LC item number
A3 1996
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Culture
  • Subculture
Target audience
adult
Label
Knowledges : culture, counterculture, subculture, Peter Worsley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • Nature: Biological versus Popular Knowledge.
  • Nature Transformed.
  • Popular Classification Today.
  • Linguistic Classification: Words and Numbers.
  • English as a Foreign Language.
  • Totemic Classification.
  • Over-integrated Anthropology: Durkheim and Levi-Strauss
  • 2.
  • Finding the Way: Navigating the Pacific.
  • The Canoes.
  • 1.
  • Direction: Star Compasses.
  • Distance: The Moving Islands.
  • Other Sea-lore.
  • Learning.
  • The First Explorations.
  • Over-integrated Psychology: Piaget and Hallpike.
  • Scientific Knowledge and Popular Knowledge
  • 3.
  • Sickness as a Way of Life.
  • Kongo Medicine: The Quest for Therapy.
  • Green Knowledge: The Living Environment of an Australian Tribe.
  • The Emergence of Biomedicine.
  • Alternatives to Biomedicine.
  • Mind, Body and Society
  • 4.
  • Remembering the Past, Interpreting the Present, Imagining the Future.
  • African Genesis.
  • The Limits of the Supernatural: Irreligion in an Age of Faith.
  • Religion in the Modern State.
  • The Intellectuals.
  • Antonio Gramsci: Culture and Counterculture.
  • Life before the White Man.
  • Theories of Nationalism.
  • Nationalism: Hegemony and Counterculture.
  • Nationalism as Hegemony.
  • Nationalism as Counterculture.
  • Unwrapping Christmas.
  • The World According to Disney
  • 5.
  • An Absence of Culture.
  • From Ghetto to Subculture.
  • Global Village, Global Culture?
  • Classifying People.
  • Food Classification.
  • Western Food Classification: From Cooking to Cuisine.
  • Aboriginal Biological Classification.
  • The Emergence of Western Science.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
407 p.
Isbn
9781565843837
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • OCM38255177
  • CARL038255177 /
Label
Knowledges : culture, counterculture, subculture, Peter Worsley
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • Nature: Biological versus Popular Knowledge.
  • Nature Transformed.
  • Popular Classification Today.
  • Linguistic Classification: Words and Numbers.
  • English as a Foreign Language.
  • Totemic Classification.
  • Over-integrated Anthropology: Durkheim and Levi-Strauss
  • 2.
  • Finding the Way: Navigating the Pacific.
  • The Canoes.
  • 1.
  • Direction: Star Compasses.
  • Distance: The Moving Islands.
  • Other Sea-lore.
  • Learning.
  • The First Explorations.
  • Over-integrated Psychology: Piaget and Hallpike.
  • Scientific Knowledge and Popular Knowledge
  • 3.
  • Sickness as a Way of Life.
  • Kongo Medicine: The Quest for Therapy.
  • Green Knowledge: The Living Environment of an Australian Tribe.
  • The Emergence of Biomedicine.
  • Alternatives to Biomedicine.
  • Mind, Body and Society
  • 4.
  • Remembering the Past, Interpreting the Present, Imagining the Future.
  • African Genesis.
  • The Limits of the Supernatural: Irreligion in an Age of Faith.
  • Religion in the Modern State.
  • The Intellectuals.
  • Antonio Gramsci: Culture and Counterculture.
  • Life before the White Man.
  • Theories of Nationalism.
  • Nationalism: Hegemony and Counterculture.
  • Nationalism as Hegemony.
  • Nationalism as Counterculture.
  • Unwrapping Christmas.
  • The World According to Disney
  • 5.
  • An Absence of Culture.
  • From Ghetto to Subculture.
  • Global Village, Global Culture?
  • Classifying People.
  • Food Classification.
  • Western Food Classification: From Cooking to Cuisine.
  • Aboriginal Biological Classification.
  • The Emergence of Western Science.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
407 p.
Isbn
9781565843837
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • OCM38255177
  • CARL038255177 /

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