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From Chemical to Social Networks

John F. Padgett

in The Emergence of Organizations and Markets

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148670
eISBN:
9781400845552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148670.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter discusses the next frontier in autocatalytic modeling. Building on the model of production in Chapter 3, communication in two forms is added in the formal models in this chapter: ... More


Ritual Civility, Moral Practices of Interpersonal Exchange, and Symbolic Communication

Marc Gopin

in Holy War, Holy Peace: How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146509
eISBN:
9780199834235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146506.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Abrahamic and cultural processes of change have been neglected by elite diplomacy and conflict resolution efforts in the Palestinian/Israeli conflict (although possibly only at a conscious level). ... More


Universal Grammar and Semiotic Constraints

Terrence W. Deacon

in Language Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244843
eISBN:
9780191715167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244843.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter places the human ability for complex symbolic communication at the centre of language evolution. It rejects the notion that the many subpatterns of language structure that can be found ... More


Colonization and Symbolic Realityin Mesoamerica

Andrzej Piotrowski

in Architecture of Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673049
eISBN:
9781452945835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673049.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter discusses the notion of religious syncretism in Mesoamerica. It shows that the hybrid character of religious practices in the Americas eluded not only the Spaniards but also later ... More


The Divided City and the Divided Self

in Barcelona's Vocation of Modernity: Rise and Decline of an Urban Image

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758321
eISBN:
9780804787505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758321.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The linguistic metaphors “language” of the city and “grammar” imply a correspondence between urban space and symbolic communication. In his Cours de linguistique générale, Ferdinand de Saussure used ... More


King John and the Wielding of Soft Power

Hugh M. Thomas

in Power and Pleasure: Court Life under King John, 1199-1216

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198802518
eISBN:
9780191840791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802518.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Drawing on earlier parts of the book, this chapter focuses on the court as a source of soft power and investigates John’s effectiveness in wielding that power. Much recent scholarship on the early ... More


Language Evolution and Linguistic Norms

Nikola Kompa

in The Normative Animal?: On the Anthropological Significance of Social, Moral, and Linguistic Norms

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190846466
eISBN:
9780190846497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190846466.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

How might language have evolved and which (types of) norms, if any, might have played a role in shaping it? This chapter addresses these two questions by first exploring differences between human ... More


Mindscapes of the Postglacial Epoch

John F. Hoffecker

in Landscape of the Mind: Human Evolution and the Archaeology of Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147040
eISBN:
9780231518482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147040.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter analyzes the development of the super-brain, which brought forth a new phenomenon that functions above the level of an individual organism's brain. The advancement of language and other ... More


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