Learning and craft production: An introduction

Citation
Cj. Minar et Pl. Crown, Learning and craft production: An introduction, J ANTHR RES, 57(4), 2001, pp. 369-380
Citations number
42
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Editorial Material
Categorie Soggetti
Sociology & Antropology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH
ISSN journal
0091-7710 → ACNP
Volume
57
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
369 - 380
Database
ISI
SICI code
0091-7710(200124)57:4<369:LACPAI>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
Understanding the process by which technological skills are learned provide s a means of recognizing the result of manufacturing activities by differen t segments of a society. It may also provide useful clues to social organiz ation and even the recognition of group interactions. Understanding how the producers of material culture become who they are may help anthropologists understand continuity and change in material culture. Various, sometimes c onflicting, theories about the process of learning combined with ethnoarcha eological and experimental approaches are used to explore some specific cas es in which learning appears to affect the production and distribution of m aterial culture attributes.