Human beings grow into cultural knowledge,within a social and environmental context, rather than receiving it ready made. This seems also to be true of cetaceans. Rendell and Whitehead invoke a notion of culture long since rejected by anthropologists, and fundamentally misunderstand the nature of ethnography. A properly ethnographic study of cetaceans would directly subvert their positivist methodology and reductionist assumptions.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Behavioral and Brain Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|