Análisis comparativo cognitivo y simbólico de las obras “La Domesticación del Pensamiento Salvaje” de Jack Goody y “Las Teorías de la Religión Primitiva” de E.E. Evans-PritchardAplicaciones para la Educación y para la Enfermería

  1. Cristo Manuel Marrero González
Cultura de los cuidados: Revista de Enfermería y Humanidades

ISSN: 1699-6003

Year of publication: 2022

Issue: 64

Pages: 216-227

Type: Article

More publications in: Cultura de los cuidados: Revista de Enfermería y Humanidades


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Introduction: Jack Goody and Edward Evans Evans-Pritchard have been two eminent Africanist anthropologists who have developed their works and research regarding Cognitive and Symbolic Anthropology and can contribute knowledge to Applied Anthropology. Objectives: to expose the personal reflections on the intersections in cognitive and symbolic anthropology of the works of Jack Goody (The Domestication of Savage Mind) and Evans-Pritchard (Theories of Primitive Religion) and to argue in a reflexive way the possible applications of both works to Applied Anthropology in Education and in Transcultural Nursing. Methodology: in-depth reading and sub-sequent reflective comparative analysis of both works to then propose possible applications to the aforementioned disciplines or professions. Development and results: Jack Goody converges with Evans-Pritchard at a cognitive and symbolic level. Both authors show that human beings, regardless of their ethnic or cultural origin, have different forms of cognitive organization of reality and different symbolic forms of expressing and to ritualize their beliefs. This does not mean that some human groups are inferior to others, even if they are from preliterate societies. Conclusion and final reflection: both authors and both works can serve as semiotic elements for an education in cultural diversity, in the prevention of violent behaviour against hatred and to empathy people in their concept of health/disease to further develop Transcultural Nursing and Cultural Competence.

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