A Companion to Cognitive Anthropology offers a comprehensive overview of the development of cognitive anthropology from its inception to the present day and presents recent findings in the areas of theory, methodology, and field research in twenty-nine key essays by leading scholars.
Demonstrates the importance of cognitive anthropology as an early constituent of the cognitive sciences
Examines how culturally shared and complex cognitive systems work, how they are structured, how they differ from one culture to another, how they are learned and passed on
Explains how cultural (or collective) vs. individual knowledge distinguishes cognitive anthropology from cognitive psychology
Examines recent theories and methods for studying cognition in real-world scenarios
Contains twenty-nine key essays by leading names in the field