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Unformatted text preview: However, in pre-scientific societies such models and prescriptions are much more closely integrated with religious and moral belief systems, so that knowledge, practice and beliefs co-evolve." (p 151) This is quite similar to Rappaport's views, though ethnoecologists generally utilize more formal models and methods from cognitive & semiotic (symbolic communication) theory Vayda & Rappaport (among others) have raised some criticisms of ethnoecological approach: 1. Ethnoecology leaves out environmental processes that are not understood or conceptualized by actors. 2. Studying people's cognitive models does not answer questions about cultural adaptation and the origins of their beliefs. 3. Verbal accounts may be post-hoc rationalizations (deception or self-deception)....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ANT ANT2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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