Comportment

Comportment

In Cultural Ecology 2017 we read Ingold, “Culture, perception and cognition” (157-171) in The Perception of the Environment: Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill and Kohn’s chapter on “The Living Thought” (71-100) in How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human.

A focus point for these readings: both Ingold & Kohn have dismissed notions of “cultural relativism” or culture in the form of rules & recipes. The central question: if not this form of culture, then what? Why do different people perceive situations differently?


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