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Actions, Norms and Representations
Foundations of Anthropological Enquiry

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology

  • Date Published: November 1983
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521274937

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  • The verbal statements of the actors and the researchers' own observations of their behaviour constitute two basic kinds of data which every anthropologist collects during his or her fieldwork. Yet the nature of social reality, and its availability to the observer, remains a fundamental methodological problem for the social anthropologist. In this book the authors argue that the difference between these two kinds of data is not merely a casual difference in the way in which the information comes to the anthropologist. Rather, it connotes the difference between the areas or domains of the social reality under study. One of these domains is formed by the notions or ideas people hold (i.e. their norms and their representations of the world and the existing state of affairs) and the other by the actions which they actually perform.

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    • Date Published: November 1983
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521274937
    • length: 148 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.23kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    1. Anthropological data and social reality
    2. Notions and actions
    3. The notional domain of phenomena
    4. The inference of notions
    5. Normative notions
    6. Representational notions
    7. Actions, norms and representations
    References
    Index.

  • Authors

    Ladislav Holy

    Milan Stuchlik

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