Culture and Cognition
Implications for Theory and Method
- Norbert Ross - Minnesota, University of Freiburg, Germany, Vanderbilt University, USA
January 2004 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Culture plays an important role in our everyday lives, yet the study of cultural processes and their impact on thinking and behavior is still in its infancy. This brief core text fills a void in the cross-disciplinary area of culture and cognition by providing a clear overview of approaches from varying disciplinary perspectives, discussing methodological problems as well as theoretical implications of these approaches. In addition, it discusses some of the methods and statistical tools that have been developed recently to tackle theoretical problems with promising new research strategies.
1. Culture & Cognition: Ethnography of the Mind - A Cognitive Approach to Culture
2. Cultural Studies & Comparative Design
3. Toward a Cognitive Theory of Culture
4. Research Methods: Data Gathering
5. Patterns of Informant Agreement: Some Analytical Implications
6. Combining Strength: Toward a New Science of Culture
Though the book is well written the focus seems to be more on the research methods than the theory.
From the point of an undergraduate reading this and attempting to gain a wider understanding of the issues and cultural differences in Cognition it isn't much use.
School of Social Science and Business, University Campus Suffolk
February 14, 2011