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Marchand, Trevor H.J., ed. (2010) Making Knowledge: explorations of the indissoluble relation between mind, body and environment. Oxford: Wiley. (Special Issue of the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. Vol. 16, no. S1)

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This special issue features the works of leading scholars who promote bold, innovative approaches to understanding the nature and social constitution of human knowing. The ethnography, theory and methods presented expose possibilities for interdisciplinary collaboration and lay solid foundations for further investigations into embodied cognition and conceptual thinking. Knowledge is explored both in its various modes of articulation (i.e. motor, sensory and propositional) and in its range of social, cultural and material manifestations. Determinately, knowledge and practice are not fixed; nor are they hostage to unconscious reproduction. Rather what the essays demonstrate is that human knowledge, like physical bodies, is constantly reconfigured in the activities and negotiations of everyday work and life.

Item Type: Edited Book or Journal Volume
Keywords: knowledge, cognition, communication, practice, craft, apprenticeship, embodied cognition, body, senses
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology
ISSN: 13590987
Date Deposited: 28 May 2009 17:30
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council

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