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dc.contributor.authorIsbell, Billie Jean
dc.date.accessioned2005-09-14T15:46:41Z
dc.date.available2005-09-14T15:46:41Z
dc.date.issued1982
dc.identifier.citationIsbell, Billie Jean. Culture Confronts Nature in the Dialectical World of the Tropics. In Ethno-Astronomy and Archaeo-Astronomy in the American Tropics, edited by A. F. Aveni and G. Urton. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 385 (1982): 353-363.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0897661605
dc.identifier.isbn0897661613
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/2193
dc.description.abstractAs an anthropologist, I would like to suggest that the tropics provide a perceptual environment that promotes and enhances a particular 'science of the concrete, whereby perceived order in the environment is the basis for systems of classifications, epistemological structures, and cosmologies. In the American tropics, the science of the concrete takes on a particular character that results in epistemologies founded in what I will call dialectical, reversible dualism.en_US
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dc.publisherNew York Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.subjectAstronomyen_US
dc.subjectEthnoastronomyen_US
dc.subjectArchaeoastronomyen_US
dc.subjectMesoamericaen_US
dc.subjectIndigenous Societiesen_US
dc.subjectAmerican Tropicsen_US
dc.subjectZenithen_US
dc.subjectNadiren_US
dc.subjectAnthropologyen_US
dc.titleCulture Confronts Nature in the Dialectical World of the Tropicsen_US
dc.typearticleen_US


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