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Intimations of Infinity : The Cultural Meanings of the Iqwaye Counting and Number Systems - Jadran Mimica

Intimations of Infinity

The Cultural Meanings of the Iqwaye Counting and Number Systems

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1988
ISBN: 9780854961450
Number Of Pages: 188

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This is a remarkable work which captures the reader's imagination as only few books do. From a description of the counting system of Iqwaye people of Papua New Guinea, the author develops a deeper and broader interpretation of the Iqwaye kinship system and cosmology, culminating in a powerful critique of western assumptions about the development of rational thought.

'... impressive not only for those who specialise in anthropology but for anyone concerned with understanding man'. Mainichi Daily News '... complex, wide-ranging, provocative, irritating, unorthodox and most stimulating.' Canberra Anthropology '... this book is without parallel...ethnographically rich and philosophically informed.' Oceania '... Mimica has carried through a quite original piece of work and thought. This really is the kind of "new anthropology" for which the discipline is searching.' Professor Marilyn Strathern, University of Cambridge

ISBN: 9780854961450
ISBN-10: 0854961453
Series: Explorations in Anthropology
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 1st July 1988
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34