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Trevor H. J. Marchand 
Making Knowledge 
Explorations of the Indissoluble Relation between Mind, Body and Environment

Making Knowledge presents the work of leadinganthropologists who promote pioneering approaches to understandingthe nature and social constitution of human knowledge. The bookoffers a progressive interdisciplinary approach to the subject andcovers a rich and diverse ethnography.
* Presents cutting-edge research and theory inanthropology
* Includes many beautiful illustrations throughout
* The contributions cover a rich and diverse ethnography
* Offers a progressive interdisciplinary approach to the eternalquestions concerning ‘human knowledge’
* Contributions by leading scholars in the field who explore awide range of disciplines through an anthropologicalperspective
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Notes on contributors.


Trevor H.J. Marchand: Introduction: Making knowledge:explorations of the indissoluble relation between mind, body, andenvironment.

1 Greg Downey: ‘Practice without theory’: aneuroanthropological perspective on embodied learning.

2 Tom Rice: Learning to listen: auscultation and thetransmission of auditory knowledge.

3 Anna Odland Portisch: The craft of skilful learning: Kazakhwomen’s everyday craft practices in western Mongolia.

4 Nicolette Makovicky: ‘Something to talk about’:notation and knowledge-making among Central Slovaklace-makers.

5 Trevor H.J. Marchand: Embodied cognition and communication:studies with British fine woodworkers.

6 Tim Ingold: Footprints through the weather-world: walking, breathing, knowing.

7 Konstantinos Retsikas: Unconscious culture and consciousnature: exploring East Javanese conceptions of the person through Bourdieu’s lens.

8 Soumhya Venkatesan: Learning to weave; weaving to learn …what?

9 Roy Dilley: Reflections on knowledge practices and theproblem of ignorance.

10 Emma Cohen: Anthropology of knowledge.


About the author

Trevor H. J. Marchand is Professor of Anthropology at SOAS, University of London. As a trained architect and qualified furniture maker, he has conducted fieldwork with craftspeople in Arabia, West Africa and the United Kingdom. His research focuses on apprenticeship, cognition and communication. Marchand is the author of Minaret Building & Apprenticeship in Yemen (2001) and The Masons of Djenné (2009), and co-producer of the documentary film Future of Mud (2007).
Language English ● Format PDF ● Pages 216 ● ISBN 9781444391466 ● File size 4.6 MB ● Editor Trevor H. J. Marchand ● Publisher John Wiley & Sons ● Published 2011 ● Downloadable 24 months ● Currency EUR ● ID 2390174 ● Copy protection Adobe DRM
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