One of America's leading anthropolgists offers solutions to the perplexing question of why people behave the way they do. Why do Hindus worship cows? Why do Jews and Moslems refuse to eat pork? Why did so many people in post-medieval Europe believe in witches? Marvin Harris answers these and other perplexing questions about human behavior, showing that no matter how bizarre a people's behavior may seem, it always stems from identifiable and intelligble sources.
Marvin Harris answers these and other perplexing questions about human behavior, showing that no matter how bizarre a people's behavior may seem, it always stems from identifiable and intelligble sources.
Author: Marvin Harris
Category: Social Science
Author: Marvin Harris
HARRIS, MARVIN 1974 Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches: The Riddles of Culture.
New York: Random House. KLEINMAN, ARTHUR and BYRON GOOD, eds. 1985
Culture and Depression: Studies in the Anthropology and Cross-Cultural ...
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... Reader in comparative religion. New York, NY: Harper and Row. Gould, R. A. (
1969). Subsistence behaviour among the Western Desert Aborigines of Australia.
Oceania, 39(4), 253–274. Harris, M. (1974). Cows, pigs, wars, and witches ...
Author: James R. Liddle
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
One of America’s most astute and engaging political analysts, Michael Parenti shows us that culture is a changing process and the product of a dynamic interplay between a wide range of social and political interests. Drawing from cultures around the world, Parenti shows that beliefs and practices are readily subjected to political manipulation, and that many parts of culture are being commodified, separated from their group or communal origins, to be packaged and sold to those who can pay for them. Folk culture is giving way to a corporate market culture. Art, science, medicine, and psychiatry can be used as instruments of cultural control, and even marriage, the "foundation of society," has been misused by heterosexuals across the centuries. Using vivid examples and riveting arguments throughout, ranging from the everyday to the esoteric, and penned with eloquence and irony, The Culture Struggle presents a collection of snapshots of our time.
Marvin Harris, Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches (New York: Vintage, 1974), 6–11.
13. Harris, Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches, 8, 11, 13. 14. Harris, Cows, Pigs, Wars
and Witches, 14. 15. Harris, Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches, 16–17. 16. George ...
Author: Michael Parenti
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Category: Social Science
This is one of a series of Psychology Today interviews , in this instance with
Marvin Harris regarding his research strategy of cultural materialism . 27 . Ibid .
See the more extensive discussion in Harris ' s Cows , Pigs , Wars and Witches (
Author: Richard LaBrecque
Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
Category: Educational anthropology
This point becomes clearer when we consider Cows , Pigs , Wars and Witches .
Once again Harris is dealing in riddles which he promises to solve . But the ties
that bind things together are very different from those in Why Nothing Works .
-Lee Webster COWS, PIGS, WARS AND WITCHES Marvin Harris Vintage
Paperback/$2.45/276 pages ! best review this before Igal Roodenko gets back
from his three month speaking tour—whenever he drops by he asks to borrow it
Category: Conscientious objectors
Marvin Harris ' cultural materialism is an interesting exponent of this approach .
Among other things , his argument in Cows , Pigs , Wars and Witches ( 7 ) springs
to the defence of India ' s sacred cow . со e To venerate cattle and declare it ...
Uses a variety of literary forms to celebrate the pig.
Author: Sarah Bowman
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company
Category: English literature
Which of the following is the most important thing cows contribute to Hindu
farmers , according to Cows , Pigs , Wars , and Witches ? a ) milk b ) oxen c )
cooking fuel d ) fertilizer e ) floor sealer 3 . Which of the following is NOT
something that ...
Author: Patrick Nolan
This volume is the first comprehensive collection of literary criticism devoted to the entire challenging corpus of author Edward Abbey's work.
For an excellent explanation of the practical reasons behind the Hindu sacred
cow , see “ Mother Cow ” in Marvin Harris ' s Cows , Pigs , Wars , and Witches :
the Riddles of Culture ( 1974 ) . Works Cited Abbey , Edward . 1973 . Cactus
Author: Peter Quigley
Category: Literary Criticism
Clears up misconceptions about Japanese quality, argues that Americans underestimate American quality, and describes Japanese predatory business practices
The anthropologist Marvin Harris , in the book Cows , Pigs , Wars and Witches ,
reports that the natives took the Bible phrase " and God blessed Noah , " to mean
" and God gave Noah cargo . " The natives translated the famous verse from ...
Author: Ray E. Eberts
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Customer services
The quotes I use are from page 5 of Cows , Pigs , Wars , and Witches and pages
202 and 206 of Cannibals and Kings . For more information about the Dani see
Karl Heider ' s Grand Valley Dani : Peaceful War - riors . Be sure to see Robert ...
Author: Michael Alan Park
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Feeley-Harnik relies both on the general anthropology of food rules and other systems of classification and on the particular history of food imagery in post-exilic Judaism to provide a context for her analysis. Taking the last supper together with the crucifixion and resurrection, she finds a striking and thorough reversal of the symbols, values, and goals of the Jewish Passover ritual... The Lord's Table clearly demonstrates what anthropology can contribute to the recovery of the social world of early Christianity.
Pig lovers and pig haters . In Cows , pigs , wars and witches : The riddles of
culture , pp . 35 - 57 . New York : Random House . - . 1974b . The secret of the
Prince of Peace . In Cows , pigs , wars and witches : The riddles of culture , pp .
Author: FEELEY-HARNIK G
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press
An affectionate, lavishly illustrated celebration of the varied relationship between pigs and humans features an entertaining selection of children's book illustrations, fine art, folk art, toys, photographs, and piggy banks, all capturing the wonderful world of pigs.
Three Prize Pigs in a Pen , 80 Coe , Sue : Electrocution , 102 ; In a Pig's Eye , 101
; Last Bit of Daylight , 100 ; Porkopolis series , 101-2 Columbus , Christopher , 13
Cows , Pigs , Wars , and Witches ( Harris ) , 21 Crane , Walter , This Little Pig ...
Author: Marilyn Nissenson
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Analyzes the works of the Mexican novelist in terms of their use of myth, especially the fantastic figures of the witch and the hermaphrodite
From Witch to Androgyne Gloria Durán, Gloria G.. Durán. 2 ( 1969 ] ) , p . 27 : “
Cambio de piel not ... Marvin Harris , Cows , Pigs , Wars and Witches ( New York :
Random House , 1974 ) , see especially pp . 238 – 39 . 16 . The charge does not
Author: Gloria Durán
Publisher: Hamden, Conn. : Archon Books
Category: Literary Criticism
Employs scientific reason and skepticism to uncover the erroneous premises and methods of astrology, and cites the dangers accompanying an irrational faith in the discipline and its practitioners.
William Seabrook , Witchcraft : Its Power in the World Today ( New York : Lancer /
Harcourt Brace , 1940 ) . 2 . Marvin Harris , Cows , Pigs , Wars , and Witches : The
Riddles of Culture ( New York : Random House , 1974 ) . 3 . Thomas S . Szasz ...
Author: Lawrence E. Jerome
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit