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Cultural Panthropology

Culture, in the most basic sense of “tradition,” has been shown to exist in many species. There is more to the phenomenon of culture in humans, however than the mere existence of traditions. Thus, rather than expecting that culture can be assigned to … Continue reading

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Understanding and sharing intentions: the origins of cultural cognition

We propose that the crucial difference between human cognition and that of other species is the ability to participate with others in collaborative activities with shared goals and intentions: shared intentionality. Participation in such activities requires not only especially powerful … Continue reading

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The Oxford Handbook of Human Development and Culture

The Oxford Handbook of Human Development and Culture provides a comprehensive synopsis of theory and research on human development, with every chapter drawing together findings from cultures around the world. This includes a focus on cultural diversity within nations, cultural … Continue reading

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La dominación cultural – Antonio Gramsci y Pierre Bourdieu

En este escrito Michael Burawoy relaciona las teorías sobre la dominación cultural de dos de los principales pensadores sociales del siglo XX, Antonio Gramsci y Pierre Bourdieu. De todos los marxistas Gramsci es el más cercano a Bourdieu. Ambos trataron … Continue reading

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La Supervivencia de la Cultura – Pierre Bourdieu

¿Es todavía posible hoy, y por cuánto tiempo todavía, hablar de actividades culturales y de cultura en general? Me parece que la lógica cada vez más empujada por la velocidad y por el beneficio, que se expresa en la lucha … Continue reading

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La sociología de la cultura y música en Max Weber

La Sociología de la Cultura de Weber ha quedado desdibujada ante la enorme pluralidad de áreas de estudio que el sociólogo alemán inició. Desde los estudios de metodología que tratan de conciliar la polémica entre las Ciencias ideográficas y las … Continue reading

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Human evolution: why we’re more than great apes

Palaeoanthropologists have used the anatomical signs of bipedalism to identify our earli­est ancestors, demonstrating our shared genetic heritage with great apes. However, despite this shared history, human evolution set out on a trajectory that has led to significant distinctions from … Continue reading

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The Cultural power of Tacit Knowledge: Inarticulacy and Bourdieu’s habitus

Tacit knowledge, or knowledge that is inarticulate or unarticulated, lies at the heart of all cultural life, and is exercised in dull and repetitive activities that constitute the heart of daily existence. It seems without much character or importance, but … Continue reading

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Cognitive Culture – Theoretical and Empirical insights into Social Learning Strategies

Research into social learning (learning from others) has expanded significantly in recent years, not least because of productive interactions between theoretical and empirical approaches. This has been coupled with a new emphasis on learning strategies, which places social learning within … Continue reading

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Culture shapes the Evolution of Cognition

A central debate in cognitive science concerns the nativist hypothesis, the proposal that universal features of behavior reflect a biologically determined cognitive substrate: For example, linguistic nativism proposes a domain-specific faculty of language that strongly constrains which languages can be … Continue reading

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