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Actions, Norms and Representations : Foundations of Anthropological Enquiry - Ladislav Holy

Actions, Norms and Representations

Foundations of Anthropological Enquiry

Paperback Published: 2nd January 1984
ISBN: 9780521274937
Number Of Pages: 148

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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.

Anthropological data and social reality
Notions and actions
The notional domain of phenomena
The inference of notions
Normative notions
Representational notions
Actions, norms and representations
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ISBN: 9780521274937
ISBN-10: 0521274931
Series: London Mathematical Society Lecture Notes
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 148
Published: 2nd January 1984
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 0.86
Weight (kg): 0.23