Etnografía interpretativa y antropología teórica

Dan Sperber, Pilar Vallés


Tomando como base las ideas de A. R. Radcliffe- Brown, E. E. Evans- Pritchard y Clifford Geertz,, se intenta responder a la pregunta: ¿Son las ciencias sociales realmente científicas, tal como las ciencias naturales? Analizando los diferentes debates antropológicos sobre esta cuestión, dilucida los propósitos de las interpretaciones etnográficas y, en general, el papel de la antropología.



Palabras clave

antropología científica; descripción cultural; generalizaciones científicas; interpretación cultural

Texto completo:



Agar, Michel A., The Professional Stranger: An Informal Introduction to Ethnography, Academic. Press, New York, 1980.

Barth, F., Ritual and knowledge among the Baktaman of New Guinea, Universitetsforlage, Oslo, 1975.

Bateson, G., Steps to an ecology of mind: collected essays in anthropology, psychiatry, evolution, and epistemology, Chandler Publishing Co., San Francisco, 1972.

Berlín, B. & P. Kay, Their Universality and Evolution, University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1969.

Cavalli-Sforza, L. L. & M.W. Feldman, Cultural transmission and evolution: A quantitative approach, Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 1981.

Cole, M. and S. Scribner, Culture and thought, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York,1974.

Chomsky, N., “On cognitive structures and their development: a reply to Piaget”, en M. Piattelli-Palmarini (Ed.), Language and Learning: The Debate between Jean Piaget and Noam Chomsky, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1980.

Dawkins, R., The Selfish Gene, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1976.

Dennett, D., Brainstorms: philosophical essays on mind and psychology, Bradford Books, U.S.A., 1978.

Dreske, F. I., Knowledge and the Flow of Information. Blackwell, Oxford 1981.

Favret-Saada, Jeanne, Deadly Words: witchcraft in the Bocage, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1980.

Fodor, J. A., The Language of Thought, Crowell, New York, 1975.

Fodor, J. A., Representations: Philosophical essays on the foundations of cognitive science, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1981.

Fodor, J. A., The Modularity of Mind, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1983.

Geertz, Clifford, La interpretación de las culturas, Gedisa, España, 1973.

Geertz, Clifford, Conocimiento local, Paidós, Barcelona, 1983.

Goodenough, W. H., Culture, Language, and Society, Benjamin/Cummings, California, 1981.

Hubert. H. & M. Mauss, Sacrifice: Its Nature and Functions, University of Chicago Press, London, 1964.

Hutchins, E., Culture and inference: A Trobriand case study, Harvard University Pres, Mass., 1980.

Johnson-Laird, P. N., & P. C. Wason, Thinking: Readings in Cognitive Science, Open University Set Book, New York, 1977.

Keil, F., Semantic and conceptual development, Harvard Univ. Press, New York, 1979.

Lakoff, G. & M. Johnson, Metaphors We Live By, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1980.

Leach, E., Rethinking anthropology, University of London, London, 1961.

Leach, E., Culture and Communication, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1976.

Lévi-Strauss, C., The Raw and the Cooked, Harper and Row, New York, 1969.

Lévi-Strauss, C., Mythologiques IV: L.Homme Nu, Plon, París, 1971.

Lévi-Strauss, C., Anthropologie structurale deux, Plon, Paris, 1973.

Lévi-Strauss, C., 'Antropología estructural, Paidós, Barcelona, 1978.

Lumsden, C. J. & E. O. Wilson, Genes, Mind and Culture, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1981.

Macnamara, J., Names for things: A study of human learning, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1982.

McHale, Vincent E., “Economic Development, Political Extremism and Crime in Italy”, en The Western Political Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 1, 1978.

Mandler, J. M. & N. S. Johnson, “Remembrance of things parsed: story structure and recall”, en Cognitive Psychology, 9(1), 1977, pp. 111-151.

Miller, George A. & Philip N. Johnson-Laird, Language and Perception, Harvard University Press, Mass., 1976.

Needham, R. (ed.), Rethinking Kinship and Marriage, A.S.A. Monographs 11, Londres, Tavistock, 1971.

Needham, R., Belief, Language, and Experience, Blackwell, Oxford, 1972.

Needham, R., Polythetic Classification: Convergence and Consequences, Man. New Series, Vol. 10, No. 3, Sep., 1975.

Ortony, A., Metaphor and Thought, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Mass. 1979.

Rabinow, P. y W. Sullivan, Interpretive Social Science, University of California Press, Berkeley, 1979.

Radcliffe-Brown, A. R., Structure and Function in Primitive Society, The Free Press, Illinois, 1952.

Radcliffe-Brown, A. R., Natural Science of Society, The Free Press, Illinois, 1957.

Ricoeur, Paul, The Model of the Text: Meaningful Action Considered as a Text”, en Social Research, 38 (3), 1971, pp. 529–562.

Robertson Smith, W., Lectures on the religion of the Semites, D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1889.

Rosch, E. & B. Lloyd, Cognition and categorization, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Hillsdale, NJ, 1978.

Rumelhardt, D. E., “Note on a schema for stories”, en D. G. Bobrow & A. M. Collins (Eds.), Representation and understanding. Studies in cognitive science, Academic Press, New York, 1975.

Sahlins, M., Economía de la edad de piedra, Akal, Madrid, 1977.

Smith, P. & D. Sperber, Mythologiques de Georges Dumézil, en Annales E.S.C., vol. 26, 1971.

Smith, E. E. & D. L. Medin, Categories and concepts, Harvard University Press, Cambridge Mass., 1981.

Sperber, D., Rethinking Symbolism, Cambridge University Pres, Cambridge, 1975.

Sperber, D. & D. Wilson, Irony and the Use-Mention Distinction, University College London, London, 1981.

Sperber, D., 'Is symbolic thought prerational', en M. Foster and S. Brandes (Eds.), Symbol as Sense, Academic Press, New York, 1980.

Thorndyke, P.W. «Cognitive structures in comprehension and memory of narrative discourse», en Cognitive Psychology, 9 (77), 1977, pp.-1 10.

Tornay, S. (Ed.), Voir etnommer les couleurs, University of Mysore, Mysore, 1978.

Wilson, E. O., Sociobiology. The New Synthesis, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1975.

Wilson, E. O., On Human Nature, Harvard. University Press, Cambridge, Mass, 1978.

Métricas de artículo

Cargando métricas ...

Metrics powered by PLOS ALM

Enlaces refback

  • No hay ningún enlace refback.

Department of Anthropology UAM Iztapalapa

ALTERIDADES. Year 27, Issue 54, July - December 2017, is a biannual publication of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Iztapalapa, División de Ciencias de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades (Social Sciences and Humanities), Departamento de Antropología (Anthropology Department). Prolongación Canal de Miramontes 3855, Col. Ex-Hacienda San Juan de Dios, Del. Tlalpan, C.P. 14387, Ciudad de México and Av. San Rafael Atlixco 186, Col. Vicentina, C.P. 09340, Edif. F-001, Mexico City. Phone number: 5804 4600, ext. 2679. Journal’s web address: <>. Email address:. Main Editor: Dra. Norma Jaramillo Puebla. Certificate of Rights Reserved for the Exclusive Use of Title of Journal N° 04-2015-112311463800-203, and-ISSN: 2448-850X, both granted by the Instituto Nacional del Derecho de Autor (National Institute of Author’s Rights). Person responsible for the last update of this issue: Dra. Norma Jaramillo Puebla, Unidad Iztapalapa, División de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades. Last modified on December 2nd, 2017. File size: 6.8 MB
A. Opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the ideas of the publication's editor.
B. It is strictly forbidden to reproduce the contents and/or images in full or in part without prior authorization by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana.