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Intimations of infinity : The c - Jadran Oz Mimica

Intimations of infinity

The c

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Published: 7th January 1988
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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: 9780854968541
ISBN-10: 0854968547
Series: Explorations in Anthropology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 7th January 1988
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 2