Eilert Sundts hus
4th floor (map)
Moltke Moesvei 31
Main discipline: Social anthropology
Lecturer: Dr. Christina Toren
Institution: University of Trento, Italy
Dates:7 - 11 August, 1995
Cognition and Symbolism brings a phenomenological perspective to bear on the study of cognition and cognitive development in psychology and social anthropology. It aims to show how social relations between people enter into cognitive processes in particular persons. It also suggests methods by which the analysis of symbolism - myth, ritual, all the many symbolic aspects of behaviour - can be incorporated into an investigation of cognition a~ a micro-historical process in particular persons.
The course consists of 10 two-hour lectures on the following topics;
Essay questions will be issued separately. Please note that, while the structure of the course is topic-based, the essay questions will assume a general understanding of the subject matter of the course (i.e. across topics) as well as a grasp of the specific issues that given questions focus on.
Christina Toren received her PhD in Social Anthropology from London School in Economics in 1986. She is now working at the Department of Human Sciences at Brunel University, where she is Senior Lecturer.