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Seven Steps in the Evolution of the Human Imagination

STEVEN MITHEN

in Imaginative Minds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264195
eISBN:
9780191734540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264195.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The modern human is a product of six million years of evolution wherein it is assumed that the ancestor of man resembles that of a chimpanzee. This assumption is based on the similarities of the ... More


The Way We Imagine1

MARK TURNER

in Imaginative Minds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264195
eISBN:
9780191734540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264195.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on the engine of human imagination —the conceptual integration in which conceptual arrays are blended to form compressed, memorable conceptual packets, agreeable to human ... More


A Life: Between Psychiatric Drugs and Social Abandonment

JoÃo Biehl

in Subjectivity: Ethnographic Investigations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247925
eISBN:
9780520939639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247925.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter tells the story of a young woman named Caterina, who was considered mad and left by her family in an asylum in Southern Brazil, examining the “dictionary” she created, which was composed ... More


Conclusion

Molly Andrews

in Narrative Imagination and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199812394
eISBN:
9780199388554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812394.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

The concluding chapter argues that the consideration of the role of imagination in everyday life is intricately bound to questions of our relationship to the world, to history, and to our ability to ... More


Natural Selection, The Human Genome, and the Idea of Race

Robert Pollack

in Race and the Genetic Revolution: Science, Myth, and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156974
eISBN:
9780231527699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156974.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses the history of humanity as a single species in explaining how the idea of “race” is in conflict with the facts of nature. Human imagination produced both the science that ... More


Toward a Future Theory of the Historical Document

Peter N. Miller

in History and Its Objects: Antiquarianism and Material Culture since 1500

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780801453700
eISBN:
9781501708244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453700.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This concluding chapter emphasizes the importance of material culture studies, bringing up the differences between the laboratory and the library as sites of questioning. Where books or disciplines ... More


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