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The Cultural Relations of Classification : An Analysis of Nuaulu Animal Categories from Central Seram - Roy Ellen

The Cultural Relations of Classification

An Analysis of Nuaulu Animal Categories from Central Seram

By: Roy Ellen

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Published: 28th February 2006
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Roy Ellen has studied the Nuaulu people of eastern Indonesia for more than twenty years. He is a major figure in ethnobiology, the branch of anthropology that examines the social and cultural transformation of biological knowledge. The present study looks at the Nuaulu classificatory system of animal knowledge: the relationship between animal words and animal categories, how these categories are constructed, and the language of classification. The author relies on rich and fascinating data to show that all classifications reflect an interaction among culture, cognitive processes, and the material world.

Introduction
The language of classification
Processes of identification and the structure of categories
The relations between non-basic categories
Consistency, sharing and flexibility
Social intrusions and cultural styles
Changes in classifying behaviour
Cognition and cultural relations of prehension
Appendices
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ISBN: 9780521431149
ISBN-10: 052143114X
Series: CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 28th February 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64