Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

Communication and communion


Tim Ingold a1
a1 Department of Anthropology, School of Social Science, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3QY, Scotland tim.ingold@abdn.ac.uk

Abstract

Shanker & King's (S&K's) dynamic systems approach converges with developments in social anthropological studies of communication which were long ago anticipated in the writings of Volosinov and Schutz. Following a review of these writings, this commentary suggests that a dynamic systems approach should distinguish communion from communication. It concludes with a remark on the evolutionary implications of the approach.



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