The Perception of the Environment: Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill (Hardback)
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The Perception of the Environment: Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill (Hardback)

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Hardback 480 Pages / Published: 05/10/2000
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In this work Tim Ingold offers a persuasive approach to understanding how human beings perceive their surroundings. He argues that what we are used to calling cultural variation consists, in the first place, of variations in skill. Neither innate nor acquired, skills are grown, incorporated into the human organism through practice and training in an environment. They are thus as much biological as cultural. The twenty-three essays comprising this book focus in turn on the procurement of livelihood, on what it means to 'dwell', and on the nature of skill, weaving together approaches from social anthropology, ecological psychology, developmental biology and phenomenology in a way that has never been attempted before. The book is set to revolutionise the way we think about what is 'biological' and 'cultural' in humans, about evolution and history, and indeed about what it means for human beings - at once organisms and persons - to inhabit an environment. The Perception of the Environment will be essential reading not only for anthropologists but also for biologists, psychologists, archaeologists, geographers and philosophers.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415228312
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 975 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Taken as a series of meditations on the perils of abstraction, Infold's book is both salutary and frequently delightful. Insofar as it is a critique of the kinds of reified notions of 'culture' that have caught on in public debates around 'multiculturalism' and 'identity politics' (even as they have declined in anthropology) its emphasis on dwelling, practice, and embodiment is impeccable."
-Mind, Culture, and Activity
"Ingold's spirited argument has incomparably enriched the debate among anthropologists concerning technology's universality, and the work is, I believe, destined to become a classic of the anthropological literature. Bryan Pfaffenberger."
-Knowledge, Technology, and Policy
"A generation after the linguistic turn, Ingold's sortie presents a sondiserable challenge for historians. Joy."
-Parr

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