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Technology as Human Social Tradition: Cultural Transmission among Hunter-Gatherers

Peter Jordan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520276925
eISBN:
9780520958333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276925.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book outlines a new approach to studying variability and cumulative change in human technology, a definitive research theme spanning archaeology and anthropology. The central argument is that ... More


Law and Economic Change in India, 1600–1900

Tirthankar Roy (ed.)

in Law and Long-Term Economic Change: A Eurasian Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772730
eISBN:
9780804777612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772730.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines a legal regime operating in a political regime in sharp contrast to that of politically centralized China. The precolonial India legal system is essentially community bound with ... More


Caveats and Complications

Carl Plantinga

in Screen Stories: Emotion and the Ethics of Engagement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190867133
eISBN:
9780190867171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867133.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In this chapter I answer possible objections to the theory developed in chapters 3 and 4. Here are the possible objections, stated as questions: 1. The theory seems to work best for the simple ... More


The Advent of Parapsychology and the Figuration of “Out-of-the-Body Experiences” (1880–1930)

Jens Schlieter

in What Is It Like To Be Dead?: Near-Death Experiences, Christianity, and the Occult

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190888848
eISBN:
9780190888879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888848.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter outlines how the term “out-of-the-body experience” emerged in spiritualist and parapsychological literature. As is shown, “psychical researchers” such as Frederic W. Myers and William ... More


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