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Gay, John

Overview
Works: 52 works in 121 publications in 1 language and 1,953 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Drama  Statistics‚Ä°vMedical 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor
Classifications: BF731, 155.8
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Most widely held works about John Gay
 
Most widely held works by John Gay
The new mathematics and an old culture; a study of learning among the Kpelle of Liberia by John Gay( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universals of human thought : some African evidence by Barbara B Lloyd( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theme of universals has attracted a great deal of research and speculation in the last decade. Psychologists and linguists in particular have attempted to identify substantive universals that underlie the social diversity across cultures which anthropologists have documented. These efforts are still inconclusive, and controversial, but have at least served to provide a necessary antidote to certain narrow forms of relativism and empiricism that had become current, and social scientists generally have a crucial interest in the success or failure of the attempt. The contributors to this volume all focus on the relevant data in Africa to explain and test the major questions at issue. The book is divided into three main sections, dealing respectively with perception, cognitive development and language. There is also a general review and prospectus by Jerome Bruner, and a wide-ranging introduction to the philosophical background by Ernest Gellner
Red dust on the green leaves; a Kpelle twins' childhood by John Gay( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1984 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brightening shadow by John Gay( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poverty in Lesotho : a mapping exercise by John Gay( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poverty and livelihoods in Lesotho, 2000 : more than a mapping exercise by John Gay( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long day's anger by John Gay( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poverty in Lesotho, 1994 : a mapping exercise by John Gay( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberia's choices and regional stability by John Gay( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of Work for justice : articles from the newsletter of the Transformation Resource Centre Lesotho, 1983-2004( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cultural context of learning and thinking: an exploration in experimental anthropology by Michael Cole( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After intensively studying for several years the thinking processes of members of a tribal group in Western Africa, the Kpelle, the authors examine the relation between culture and cognitive development. The following issues are discussed: (1) an analysis of the terms "culture" and "cognition"; (2) an ethnographic description of the Kpelle culture, with particular attention to the role of classification in the three major classes of learning phenomena: the role of classification in memory and learning, the process by which attributes are combined to form concepts, and the way in which various problems are solved; (3) classification in learning, with special attention to the way in which material is organized by the learner and the teachers; (4) the influence of social factors on concept formation; (5) an analysis of stimulus-specific versus generalized learning; (6) an examination of tasks that vary in complexity and in the importance of verbal formulations for their solution; and, (7) implications of these findings both for future research and for immediate application, particularly the problems posed by the educational performance of America's minority groups. Appendices contain methodological procedures employed as well as a more detailed presentation of the information gathered for this study. (Author/SB)
The needs of dairy farmers : the farmer's perspective : a report on a survey of dairy farmers in seven lowland districts of Lesotho by John Gay( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red dust on the green leaves : a Kpelle twins, childhood by John Gay( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on range and livestock management in four sub-areas of the Matelile Project area by John Gay( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An update of the village drought survey( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health in Lesotho : 1993 profile( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public attitudes towards democracy, politics, and development in Lesotho by John Gay( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blind faith( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful insurance salesman is indicted for the murder of his wife
Citizen perceptions of democracy, governance, and political crisis in Lesotho by John Gay( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Universals of human thought : some African evidence
Alternative Names
Gay, J.

Gay, J. (John)

Gay, John

Gay, John 1928-

Gay, John H.

Languages
English (80)

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The brightening shadowLong day's angerRed dust on the green leaves : a Kpelle twins, childhood