Signs and Society: Further Studies in Semiotic Anthropology by Richard J. Parmentier

By Richard J. Parmentier

Brilliantly articulating the effective intersections of semiotic and linguistic anthropology, symptoms and Society demonstrates how a willing appreciation of indicators is helping us higher comprehend human employer, that means, and creativity. encouraged via the foundational contributions of C. S. Peirce and Ferdinand de Saussure, and drawing upon key insights from neighboring scholarly fields, famous anthropologist Richard J. Parmentier develops an array of cutting edge conceptual instruments for ethnographic, ancient, and literary examine. His techniques of "transactional value," "metapragmatic interpretant," and "circle of semiosis," for instance, remove darkness from the rules and results of such diversified cultural varieties and practices as monetary exchanges at the Pacific island of Palau, Pindar’s Victory Odes in historical Greece, and fabric representations of transcendence in historic Egypt and medieval Christianity. different experiences complicate the separation of emic and etic analytical types for such cultural domain names as faith, financial worth, and semiotic ideology. Provocative and soaking up, those fifteen pioneering essays blaze a path into anthropology’s destiny whereas final firmly rooted in its celebrated past.

Show description

Read Online or Download Signs and Society: Further Studies in Semiotic Anthropology PDF

Similar anthropology books

Modern Oriental Corporate Culture: A Case Collection

The ebook covers Oriental administration theories in addition to their functions; examine on positivism; long term concentration; specific interviews and amassing first-hand information, and so on. It additionally addresses the subsequent issues: chinese language kin companies that have survived for multiple hundred years(e. g. INFINITUS, Beijing TRT); chinese language firms and corporations that keep on with the oriental administration tradition function the dynamic engines to the second greatest fiscal entity on the planet (e.

The New Parliaments of Central and Eastern Europe (Library of Legislative Studies)

What function have parliaments performed within the dramatic alterations happening in japanese and imperative Europe? Adopting a standard examine framework, the participants examine intimately the position and operations of parliaments in ten of the recent democracies. They specialize in what determines their means to have a few impression on public coverage.

Indian Given: Racial Geographies across Mexico and the United States (Latin America Otherwise)

In Indian Given María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo addresses present racialized violence and resistance in Mexico and the us with a family tree that reaches again to the 16th century. Saldaña-Portillo formulates the imperative position of indigenous peoples within the development of nationwide areas and racialized notions of citizenship, exhibiting, for example, how Chicanos/as within the U.

Producing China in Southeast Asia: Knowledge, Identity, and Migrant Chineseness

This booklet offers reviews on chinese language intellectuals in Southeast Asia and the way they comprehend China and Chineseness within the twenty first century. It posits, via analyses of works and oral histories of a couple of chinese language students within the zone, that the dominant yet certain methods followed by means of them are those who are rooted in humanism and pragmatism.

Extra resources for Signs and Society: Further Studies in Semiotic Anthropology

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.49 of 5 – based on 39 votes