Culture Signs Nature - Essays in Semiotic Anthropology

Culture Signs Nature - Essays in Semiotic Anthropology

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'... presents a number of studies about the relationship between humans and nature, ranging from birdnames to the mythology around Saint Hubert, and from fly-fishing to the signs and sigils used by medieval alchemists. It also shows us the special ability of material culture that provides humans with vehicles to switch from one cultural domain to another, which would not have been possible without the mediating objects. Whereas most of the essays are based on phenomena of presentday culture, they sometimes dig deep in our past.q--Back cover.ASTRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF DUTCH BIRD NOMENCLATUREaˆ— a€œTo all the good the Almighty gave people on earth, for our use as ... The crow, for example, will turn out to be a bird, which is almost unanimously seen as related to death.

Title:Culture Signs Nature - Essays in Semiotic Anthropology
Author: Gerard J. Van Den Broek - 2010

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