Author Archives: Terence Rajivan Edward

Artefacts as Mere Illustrations of a Worldview (pages 241-244)

Terence Rajivan Edward ABSTRACT: This paper responds to an argument against a kind of anthropology. According to the argument, if the aim of anthropology is to describe the different worldviews of different groups, then anthropologists should only refer to material artefacts in order to illustrate a worldview; but the interest of artefacts to anthropology goes beyond mere illustration. This argument ... Read More »

Does Marilyn Strathern Argue that the Concept of Nature Is a Social Construction? (pages 437-442)

Terence Rajivan Edward ABSTRACT: It is tempting to interpret Marilyn Strathern as saying that the concept of nature is a social construction, because in her essay “No Nature, No Culture: the Hagen Case” she tells us that the Hagen people do not describe the world using this concept. However, I point out an obstacle to interpreting her in this way, an ... Read More »

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