Small-Group Cultures - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080170732, 9781483187037

Small-Group Cultures

1st Edition

Pergamon Frontiers of Anthropology Series

Authors: Tom McFeat
Editors: Cyril S. Belshaw
eBook ISBN: 9781483187037
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1974
Page Count: 222
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Description

Small-Group Cultures examines the issues that stems from the concepts of society and culture. The title provides an in-depth analysis of small-group association with culture. The text first provides a comparative study between experimental and natural small-groups. Next, the selection tackles the natural small-group culture. The next chapter deals with the experimental small-group cultures. The fourth chapter examines small-groups and small-group cultures from both experimental and ethnographic perspectives. In the last chapter, the text talks about indoor-outdoor anthropology. The book will be of great interest to sociologists, anthropologists, and psychologists.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1 Experimental and Natural Small-Groups

Prototypes

Primary Groups

Groupings

Principles of Grouping

Summary

Experimental Small-Group Prototypes

Network Prototypes

Crossing the River Ems

The Nootka Whaling Crew

Networks and Groups

Group Prototypes

Un-equilibrium

Numbers and Participation

Size and Isolation of Subarctic Hunting Groups

General Summary and Conclusions

Chapter 2 Natural Small-Group Cultures

Prototype: Content-Ordered Group-Cultures

Culture, Cultures and Households

Prototype: Task-Ordering Group-Cultures

Winoque Content and Task-Ordering Group-Cultures

Post-Contact Task Definitions

Domestic and Industrial Containers

Maliseet as Small-Groups and Networks

Task-Ordering in Maliseet Small-Group Cultures

Summary

Prototype: Group-Ordering

Channels and Media

Models and Media

The Story of Asdiwal

The Medium of Myth

Myth and Game Media

Ritual Models and Group Media

Communication as the Transformation of Energy

Boundary

Regions and Boundaries

Dimensions of Small-Group Cultures

Space

Numbers

Structure

Communication

Information

Ambivalences

Medium

The Evolution of Southwestern Group-Cultures

The Proxemics of Prehistoric Development

The Last of the Basket Makers

Internal Boundaries

The Early Puebloans

The Nuclear Puebloans

Local Kivas

The Synthesis

Conclusions

Chapter 3 Experimental Small-Group Cultures

The Separation of Group and Information

Instant Group-Cultures

An Early Experimental Group-Culture

Task Definitions

Transmissibility

Information and Task

The Nineteen-Sixty-Six Group

The Range of Redundancy

The Nineteen-Seventy Group

The Nineteen-Sixty-Seven Group-Cultures

The Role of Content

The Structure of Information

The Specific Content of Information

Buster's Group

Cranshaw's Group

Lin's Group

Chapter 4 The World of Small-Group Cultures

Content - Ordering

Personal and Group Memory

Task-Ordering

Structure and Comparison

Leadership

Group - Ordering

Growth

Variants

Models

Chapter 5 Indoor-Outdoor Anthropology

Experimental Innovation and Diffusion

Toy Cultures and Real Cultures

Mead's View of Evolution

The Self-Management of Group-Cultures

The Evolution of Group-Cultures

The Population

Basic and Interpreted Information

Innovated Information

Indoors and Outdoors

Epilogue

Bibliography

Index

Details

No. of pages:
222
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1974
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483187037

About the Author

Tom McFeat

About the Editor

Cyril S. Belshaw