To these seven narratives of neurological disorder Dr. Sacks brings the same humanity, poetic observation, and infectious sense of wonder that are apparent in his bestsellers Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. These men, women, and one extraordinary child emerge as brilliantly adaptive personalities, whose conditions have not so much debilitated them as ushered them into another reality.
To these seven narratives of neurological disorder Dr. Sacks brings the same humanity, poetic observation, and infectious sense of wonder that are apparent in his bestsellers Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.
Author: Oliver Sacks
This title includes the following features: The first book to describe the neural bases of music; Edited and written by the leading researchers in this field; An important addition to OUP's acclaimed list in music psychology
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. (1996) An Anthropologist on Mars. New York: Random House, p. 124. Sacks, O.
Author: Isabelle Peretz
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Mars graphic and often vivid narrative can be read simply as the anecdotal memoirs of an anthropologist. The experiences he recounts are sometimes hilarious, touch occasionally on the dangerous, and are always sensitively and expertly explored. But for those who want to know more, the books expansive footnotes and references to key sources also offer a stimulating introduction to social anthropology, its theories and its methods. Mars begins by describing his childhood life in a tightly structured working class community during World War Two. He then contrasts this with an account of the hidden underlife of an entrepreneurial, crime-prone seaside resort, Blackpool, where he worked as a spieler (barker). Two years experience of National Service provides an account of the social organisation of the RAF, followed by discussion of aspects of the organisation of Cambridge University. What follows then is a lifetime spent living and working in different cultures around the world. The results are continual insights gained by comparison and contrasts that illuminate aspects not only of other cultures, but, also, of our own.
But for those who want to know more, the books expansive footnotes and references to key sources also offer a stimulating introduction to social anthropology, its theories and its methods.
Author: Gerald Mars
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Drawing from the disciplines of cognitive science, Paleolithic anthropology, art history, and semiotics, Karen A. Haworth and Terry J. Prewitt offer a novel discussion of the origins of language, based primarily in the distinction of holistic versus analytical cognitive processing. Also, by employing a refined view of human symboling capacities grounded in the writings of C. S. Peirce, they provide a short but comprehensive explanation of what the artifacts and art of the Paleolithic and Mesolithic periods suggest about language origins. Their interpretation supports a semiotic argument that “iconic and indexical logical modeling” precedes human elaboration of experience by symbolic reference in words or propositions, and ultimately in what Peirce called “the argument.” Further, they suggest that the use of symbols to model the world developed rapidly between about 20,000 and 10,000 years ago, and has the effect of giving emphasis to analytic thought as the dominant mode of human consciousness. Rather than seeing symbols as the impetus for human logic, they argue for presymbolic elements of logic in Peirce’s sign categories shared widely by humans and other animals. Intended readers are scholars in philosophy, anthropology, psychology, linguistics, and semiotics, as well as interested nonspecialists. The presentation is also complemented with brief personal narratives, intended to offer background that helps make a dense academic argument more accessible to the widest audience possible. The authors’ insights into the basis for language have ramifications for any number of other fields: education, psychology, philosophy, prehistory, and art, to name a few.
A Synthetic Approach to the Anthropology and Archaeology of Language Origins
Karen A. Haworth, Terry J. Prewitt ... description of her studies into normal human
interaction; she feels it is like being “an anthropologist on Mars” (1995, 259).
Author: Karen A. Haworth
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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The present volume attempts to integrate two streams of cognitive research which often run parallel: largely conceptual investigations on the overall framework of human cognition and the much more empirical study of neurocognitive developmental disorders in this case, autism. The book is partly a conceptual analysis exploring the issue of domain specificity and its place in cognitive theory, but it also offers a detailed summary of the phenomena of autism, a critical evaluation of its cognitive psychological models, and presents new empirical findings on the complexity of beyond-childhood development of theory of mind ability in autism. Besides the integration and an overview of these three major themes, the novelty of the presented theses lies primarily in the comprehensiveness of the offered conceptual framework for domain-specificity, and in the empirical findings which strongly suggest that functioning theory of mind ability and non-theory-of-mind compensatory strategies co-exist
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry , Vol . 40. No. 2. pp . 169-188 . RYLE
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Author: Miklós Győri
Publisher: Akademiai Kiado
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short , anthropological writings are ... OLIVER SACKS , The Last Hippie , in AN
ANTHROPOLOGIST ON MARS 49 ( 1995 ) ( hereinafter SACKS , Last Hippie ) .
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Increases designers' understanding of the nature and effects of colour.
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Gregory , J Harris , P Heard and D Rose ( eds ) , The Artful Eye , Oxford
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Author: Michael Lancaster
Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited
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Author: Harold Wallace Ross
With 18 chapters framed as provocative sociological questions, this collection is designed to draw introductory students into debates about important social topics and theories. Written by leading Canadian scholars specifically for this text, the 18 readings are meant to challenge students'assumptions about their social worlds and encourage them to develop a critical imagination by tackling issues students will find relevant to their lives. Case studies engage the student reader and help to connect the issues to broader sociological themes.Provocative, engaging, and above all relevant, Questioning Sociology is ideal either as a core text for single-semester courses or as a reader/supplement for full-year courses.
In R. Reiter ( Ed . ) , Toward an anthropology of women . New York : Monthly
Review . Ryan , A.J. 1976. ' Athletics . ... In An anthropologist on Mars : Seven
Paradoxical Tales , 244–96 . Toronto : Random House Canada . Sagan , D. 1992
Author: George Clifford Pavlich
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
NOTES ' Oliver Sacks , An Anthropologist on Mars : Seven Paradoxical Tales (
New York : Knopf , 1995 ) . 2Sacks , Anthropologist on Mars , 115 . Sacks ,
Anthropologist on Mars , 119 . “ D. Keith Mano , “ The Bethsaida Miracle , ”
Author: Brigham Young University
In an exploration of a range of life-writing scenarios-from the celebrity to the ethnographicand a number of life-writing genres from parental memoir to literary case studies by Oliver Sacks, addresses complex contemporary issues, including investigation of the role of disability in narratives of euthanasia and exploration of the implications of the Human Genome Project for life-writing practices in any age when many regard DNA as a code that scripts lives and shapes identity. A concern throughout is the ethical implications of the political and economic, as well as the mimetic, aspects of life writing. [back cover].
( Indeed , one might say that awakening is the master trope of Sacks ' s oeuvre ,
considered as self - life writing . ) The Cases of Oliver Sacks . II : An
Anthropologist from Mars His 1995 collection of case studies , An Anthropologist
Author: G. Thomas Couser
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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ethnographic guidelines that have developed ... or profilerinterviewee
relationships seemed so collaborative , often so warm , especially in An
Anthropologist on Mars ( title ...
Category: Composition (Rhetoric)
I am concerned with what these words are doing to the public understanding of
autism . Oliver Sacks wrote his own engaging account of Grandin , under the title
, ' An anthropologist on Mars ' . Grandin had said to him after dinner , “ Much of ...
Author: Larissa Conradt
Category: Decision making
Written in an easily accessible, non-threatening presentation, Ethics for the Multicultural World offers clear explanation of how philosophical ethics has historically evolved as a response to muddle and banal moral decisions based on confusion caused by the plurality of ethical and moral beliefs. The book explains why codes of ethics are important, and why the codes themselves have to be grounded in a broader philosophical context to be useful in multicultural societies. This accessible introduction provides an overview of applied ethics and social pluralism, moral agents, and situational control and professionalism, as well as an introduction to muddle, drift, banality, and subjectivisms verses morality, empirical and analytic studies, moral foundations and concepts, six normative theories and application strategy. For individuals interested in professional ethics.
Much of the time , I feel like an anthropologist on Mars . ( Cited in Sacks , p . 259 )
Notice how she uses " anthropologist on Mars ” as a verbal device to help us
understand what it means to be autistic . Anthropologists study people in other ...
Author: David Earl Cooper
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Moral Competence integrates the most important aspects of ethical life into a readable, relevant, and comprehensive book. All of the material is contextualized in a coherent account of moral life that includes many case studies, queries and illustrations drawn from contemporary events.
Indeed , her phrase , “ I feel like an anthropologist on Mars , " served as an
inspiration for Sacks's title . In her autobiography , Thinking in Pictures , she talks
about how she began to develop feelings of gentleness and sympathy for
Author: James Jakób Liszka
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137 - 67 . Sacks , Oliver , ' The Lost Mariner ' , in The Man Who Mistook His Wife
for a Hat ( New York : Alfred A . Knopf , 1985 ) , pp . 22 – 41 . - , ' The Landscape
of His Dreams ' , in An Anthropologist on Mars : Seven Paradoxical Tales ( New ...
Author: Scott Bukatman
Publisher: British Film Institute
Category: Performing Arts
Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism and suffered severe learning disabilities as a child. Bright lights and strong smells bothered her, and background noises other people couldn't even hear boomed inside her head. She first encountered cows on a trip to a cattle ranch when she was a teenager and realized that they experience the world in many of the same ways that she did -- and were bothered by the same kinds of sights and sounds she was. She determined to find a way to ease their stress. Combining her remarkable ability to create building designs inside her head and her cow's eye view of the world, Temple became the foremost designer of humane animal facilities in the U.S. She persuaded fast food chains like McDonald's to adopt her standards for the humane treatment of animals and spurred a revolution in the American meat industry. Temple Grandin's life was documented in a PBS documentary entitled "Stairway to Heaven" and by Oliver Sacks in his essay "An Anthropologist on Mars." In Rescued by a Cow and a Squeeze, Medical Reporter Mary Carpenter brings Temple's remarkable achievements to children and young adults for the first time.
How , I had to wonder , had she ever moved from . . . almost unintelligible
childhood . . . to the successful biologist and engineer I was going to see ? " Dr .
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Author: Mary Carpenter
Publisher: Amer House Book Pubs
Category: Biography & Autobiography