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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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-Cultur


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Tom McFeat

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Cyril S. Belshaw

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