Cows Pigs Wars and 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.

Author: Marvin Harris

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307801227

Category: Social Science

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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.
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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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Book Review Index



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Every 3rd issue is a quarterly cumulation.
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The Culture Struggle

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

ISBN: 9781609801205

Category: Social Science

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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.
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American Society

For a classic discussion, see Marvin Harris, Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The
Riddles of Culture (New York: Random House, 1974). 15. Paul Boyer and
Stephen Nissenbaum, Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft (
Cambridge: ...

Author: Daniel W. Rossides

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1882289048

Category: Social Science

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This text invites students to pursue a career in sociology, entices others to consider advanced courses, and yet serves those who will take but one sociology course. This basic textbook for Introduction to Sociology can also serve well in courses in American Society.
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-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
and ...



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Culture as Education

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 (
New ...

Author: Richard LaBrecque

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105031789378

Category: Educational anthropology

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Chicago Anthropology Exchange

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 .



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Wiener v lkerkundliche Mitteilungen

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 ...



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Cultures of Darkness

Inquisitorial texts are explored in the fascinating examination in Williams ,
Defining Dominion . 31 . Alan Macfarlane , Witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart
England ( London : Routledge & Kegan Paul , 1970 ) , p . 151 . 32 . Harris , Cows
, Pigs , Wars ...

Author: Bryan D. Palmer

Publisher: Monthly Review Press

ISBN: 1583670262

Category: History

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Peasants, religious heretics, witches, pirates, runaway slaves, prostitutes and pornographers, frequenters of taverns and fraternal society lodge rooms, revolutionaries, blues and jazz musicians, beats, and contemporary youth gangs--those who defied authority, choosing to live outside the defining cultural dominions of early insurgent and, later, dominant capitalism are what Bryan D. Palmer calls people of the night. These lives of opposition, or otherness, were seen by the powerful as deviant, rejecting authority, and consequently threatening to the established order. Constructing a rich historical tapestry of example and experience spanning eight centuries, Palmer details lives of exclusion and challenge, as the "night travels" of the transgressors clash repeatedly with the powerful conventions of their times. Nights of liberation and exhilarating desire--sexual and social--are at the heart of this study. But so too are the dangers of darkness, as marginality is coerced into corners of pressured confinement, or the night is used as a cover for brutalizing terror, as was the case in Nazi Germany or the lynching of African Americans. Making extensive use of the interdisciplinary literature of marginality found in scholarly work in history, sociology, cultural studies, literature, anthropology, and politics, Palmer takes an unflinching look at the rise and transformation of capitalism as it was lived by the dispossessed and those stamped with the mark of otherness.
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Author: Sarah Bowman

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 0025141406

Category: English literature

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Uses a variety of literary forms to celebrate the pig.
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Studying Human Societies

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 ...

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The Myths of Japanese Quality

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

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Clears up misconceptions about Japanese quality, argues that Americans underestimate American quality, and describes Japanese predatory business practices
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Coyote in the Maze

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
Country ...

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This volume is the first comprehensive collection of literary criticism devoted to the entire challenging corpus of author Edward Abbey's work.
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Introducing Anthropology

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

ISBN: 0072994681

Category: Anthropology

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The Archetypes of Carlos Fuentes

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

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173017236924

Category: Literary Criticism

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Analyzes the works of the Mexican novelist in terms of their use of myth, especially the fantastic figures of the witch and the hermaphrodite
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Astrology Disproved

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 ...

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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.
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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 .


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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.
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