The Cultural Relations of Classification: An Analysis of Nuaulu Animal Categories from Central Seram (Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology) by Roy Ellen
The Cultural Relations of Classification: An Analysis of Nuaulu Animal Categories from Central Seram (Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology)
Author: Roy Ellen
Title: The Cultural Relations of Classification: An Analysis of Nuaulu Animal Categories from Central Seram (Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology)
ISBN10: 0521025737
ISBN13: 978-0521025737
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press (April 20, 2006)
Language: English
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Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Biological Sciences
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.