The word for the day was suggested by a former Kindergarten classmate. Carolyn, a retired university music librarian, brought Semiotics to our attention after reading yesterday’s posts on hermeneutics. 288 more words
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Anthropologist, Claude Levi-Strauss, knows that respondents (he calls them “informants”) are extremely limited in their ability to tell us what’s really going on. Informants’ accounts of their society’s institutions, he points out, are rationalizations and reinterpretations and must not be confused with the actual social organization. 147 more words
Go big or go home, right? I’ve been having a useful discussion with Iago over on this post from a few days back and it’s getting complex enough that I want to start talking about some of the issues being raised as independent posts, some of them a bit long. 1,589 more words
Levi-Strauss, C. (1966). Savage Mind (First Edition edition). London: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd.
- The use of more or less abstract terms is a function not of greater or less or intellectual capacity, but of differences in the interest – and their intensity and attention to detail – of particular social groups within the national society. 796 more words