Names and Naming

Pina-Cabral, Joao (2015) Names and Naming. In: Wright, James D., ed. International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. Elsevier, pp. 183-187. ISBN 978-0-08-097087-5. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.12213-5) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

From an anthropological, comparative point of view it can be securely stated that the analytic category ‘personal name’ describes a centrally important aspect of all of the different styles of human existence that anthropologists and historians have recorded over the years. Whilst specific processes of personal naming vary widely from context to context and across time, the near omnipresence of modes of naming personal singularity cannot be doubted. Human ways of life are both social and personal, and naming is one of the central aspects through which the two imply each other.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: names, naming, person, personal ontogeny
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Social and Cultural Anthropology
Depositing User: Joao Pina-Cabral
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2016 16:19 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2016 12:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58538 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Pina-Cabral, Joao: https://orcid.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.12213-57
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