In the group ANTHROPOLOGY OF HABITAT AND ARCHITECTURE set up by Nold Egenter there is a new discussion opened. Its title is:
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- Homo Territorialis -
HABITAT ANTHROPOLOGY
The architecturally demarcated environment as basic factor of cultural evolution
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It has the following subtitles:
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Introduction
The so called spiritual sciences (humanities)
Anthropology of the demarcated habitat
The reconstruction of a soft prehistory
Homo territorialis
From 'spiritual sciences' to an objective science of culture
Conclusion
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The topic tries to work out a new methodological approach in cultural anthropology dealing criticaly with the present system and suggesting new parameters. Some of them listed here:
• Critique of 'euro-historisms' in cultural anthropology
• New definition of anthropology based on "anthropos": including 'civilized' society' and dealing critically with its impacts on the perception of traditional societies.
• New: "Urban-Rural Dichotomy": characterization of two distinct basic systems of cultures: historical (linear time)/ traditional (cyclic time; stereotype tradition as linear time element)
• Critique of present use of material culture (separated according to: archaeology, history, ethnology/folklore)
• New: Anthropological definition of material culture
• New: Reconstruction of a "soft prehistory" with fibro-constructive material culture
• New: Hand as the first tool
• Critique of archaeological method regarding prehistory of traditional society: evolution of culture happened with fibro-constructive ephemeral material culture
• New: Conventional 'primitive religion' as "prehistory" of traditional society: life-tree/ fetish/maypole complex
• Anthropological reconstruction of evolution of religion from neolithic territorial system
• New: Categorical polarity: aesthetic principle of neolithic fibroconstructive habitat demarcations
• New: Aesthetic perception as 'objective' spiritual perception
• New: Categorical polarity: basic system used for cognition of natural form
• New: Primary aesthetic world-view (hen kai pan: all is one and one is all)
• New: Categorical polarity: basic model of aesthetic creations (architecture, handicraft)
• New: Neolithic fibro-constructive demarcations: stereotype traditional archive of village founder's local hegemony (origins of social hierarchy)
• New: Evolution of culture from neolithic system of territorial demarcation of agrarian settlement.

Note:
The first part of 'Habitat Anthropology' is a fairly concentrated text, but it contains 16 plates giving systematically more detailed information on the essential topics.

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