Title

Review of Tradition as Truth and Communication: A Cognitive Description of Traditional Discourse

Document Type

Book Review

Program

Anthropology (Pitzer)

Publication Date

Fall 1992

Keywords

Traditional repetition, Tradition, Communication

Abstract

This work is a review of Tradition as Truth and Communication: A Cognitive Description of Traditional Discourse, by Pascal Boyer. Boyer challenges two common assumptions in most anthropologists' explanations of traditional repeition: repetition is the result of a conservative mindset, and traditions are held together by an underlying worldview.

Comments

Please note that this work is a review of Pascal Boyer's Tradition as Truth and Communication: A Cognitive Description of Traditional Discourse (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990). ISBN: 9780521024662

The review originally appeared in Ethnohistory, a journal published by Duke University Press for the American Society for Ethnohistory. http://ethnohistory.dukejournals.org/

Rights Information

© 1992 The American Society for Ethnohistory