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The Resource Cultural models : genesis, methods, and experiences, Giovanni Bennardo, Victor C. de Munck

Cultural models : genesis, methods, and experiences, Giovanni Bennardo, Victor C. de Munck

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Cultural models : genesis, methods, and experiences
Title
Cultural models
Title remainder
genesis, methods, and experiences
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Giovanni Bennardo, Victor C. de Munck
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book is about cultural models. Cultural models are defined as molar organizations of knowledge. Their internal structure consists of a 'core' component and 'peripheral' nodes that are filled by default values. These values are instantiated, i.e., changed to specific values or left at their default values, when the individual experiences 'events' of any type. Thus, the possibility arises for recognizing and categorizing events as representative of the same cultural model even if they slightly differ in each of their specific occurrences. Cultural models play an important role in the generation of one's behavior. They correlate well with those of others and the behaviors they help shape are usually interpreted by others as intended. A proposal is then advanced to consider cultural models as fundamental units of analysis for an approach to culture that goes beyond the dichotomy between the individual (culture only in mind) and the collective (culture only in the social realm). The genesis of the concept of cultural model is traced from Kant to contemporary scholars. The concept underwent a number of transformations (including label) while it crossed and received further and unique elaborations within disciplines like philosophy, psychology, anthropology, sociology, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science. A methodological trajectory is outlined that blends qualitative and quantitative techniques that cross-feed each other in the gargantuan effort to discover cultural models. A survey follows of the extensive research about cultural models carried out with populations of North Americans, Europeans, Latino- and Native-Americans, Asians (including South Asians and South-East Asians), Pacific Islanders, and Africans. The results of the survey generated the opportunity to propose an empirically motivated typology of cultural models rooted in the primary difference between foundational and molar types. The book closes with a suggestion of a number of avenues that the authors recognize the research on cultural models could be traversing in the near future." -- Publisher's description
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DLC
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Bennardo, Giovanni
Dewey number
306
Index
index present
LC call number
HM621
LC item number
.B479 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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De Munck, Victor C
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  • Culture
  • Culture
  • Kulturtheorie
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Cultural models : genesis, methods, and experiences, Giovanni Bennardo, Victor C. de Munck
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The development of cultural theory as pertinent to a cultural model approach -- Structure and culture in mind: genesis of cultural models -- Methodology in research about cultural models -- North American cultural models -- European cultural models -- Native-American and Latino-American cultural models -- Asian and pacific cultural models -- African cultural models -- Applied research on cultural model -- Typology, future research, and conclusion
Control code
856579501
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 325 pages
Isbn
9780199908042
Lccn
2013028793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)856579501
Label
Cultural models : genesis, methods, and experiences, Giovanni Bennardo, Victor C. de Munck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The development of cultural theory as pertinent to a cultural model approach -- Structure and culture in mind: genesis of cultural models -- Methodology in research about cultural models -- North American cultural models -- European cultural models -- Native-American and Latino-American cultural models -- Asian and pacific cultural models -- African cultural models -- Applied research on cultural model -- Typology, future research, and conclusion
Control code
856579501
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 325 pages
Isbn
9780199908042
Lccn
2013028793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)856579501

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