Synopses & Reviews
"...exceptionally thoughtful and persuasive critique of 'mentalities.'" Heinrich von Staden, ISIS
Professor Lloyd explores cultural diversity in terms of communication and not mentality.
The notion of distinct mentalities has been used extensively by historians to describe and explain cultural diversity. Professor Lloyd believes it is communication, not mentalities, that explains cultural diversity. Discussing apparently irrational beliefs and behaviour, he shows how different forms of thought coexist in a single culture but within conventionally defined contexts.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-170) and index.