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
NOTES , REFERENCES , AND READINGS ANTHROPOLOGY IN TODAY ' S
WORLD Problems and Contributions CHAPTER ... The debate over the direction
of influence be - tween ideas and behaviors in culture is dis - cussed in Marvin
Harris ' s ... Marvin Harris ' s ideas on cultural materialism are detailed in his
technical Cultural Materialism : The Struggle for a ... The quotes I use are from
page 5 of Cows , Pigs , Wars , and Witches and pages 202 and 206 of Cannibals
and Kings .
Author: Michael Alan Park
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
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HARRIS , MARK JONATHAN , 1941 - - Continued " Characters and situations are
credibly developed , and the story ' s finish , which offers ... Ethel R . Twichell (
240w ) “ Harris supplies rich ethnographical and historical material to drive home
his points . ... John Smothers ( 140w ) " In previous works such as Cows , Pigs ,
Wars and Witches [ BRD 1974 ) and Good to Eat ( BRD 1986 ) , Marvin Harris
00 If more people knew what Marvin Harris does and could see linkages as
clearly , more of us would see that population ... In this fascinating study of
mankind ' s history , Harris presents cogent evidence , clear reasoning , crisp
writing and ... He has been an influential anthropologist and is the author of 16
books , among them Cows , Pigs , Wars and Witches as ... In his discussions of
geography , food sources and population growth Harris notes not that causalities
are inevitable , but ...
Category: Emigration and immigration
Religious nationalism is a subject of critical importance in much of the world today. Peter van der Veer's timely study on the relationship between religion and politics in India goes well beyond other books on this subject. He brings together several disciplines—anthropology, history, social theory, literary studies—to show how Indian religious identities have been shaped by pilgrimage, migration, language development, and more recently, print and visual media. Van der Veer's central focus is the lengthy dispute over the Babari mosque in Ayodhya, site of a bloody confrontation between Hindus and Muslims in December 1992. A thought-provoking range of other examples describes the historical construction of religious identities: cow protection societies and Sufi tombs, purdah and the political appropriation of images of the female body, Salman Rushdie and the role of the novel in nationalism, Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda, the Khalsa movement among Sikhs, and nationalist archaeology and the televised Ramayana. Van der Veer offers a new perspective on the importance of religious organization and the role of ritual in the formation of nationalism. His work advances our understanding of contemporary India while also offering significant theoretical insights into one of the most troubling issues of this century.
For example , see the discussion of the way in which the rituals of the Tshidi in
South Africa are a site of resistance to neocolonialism , in Jean Comaroff , Body
of ... See Bryan S. Turner , The Body , 115 . 13. Marvin Harris , Cows , Pigs , Wars
and Witches . ... I discuss this subject in greater detail in " 210 Notes to Pages 78-
Author: Peter van der Veer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Annotation This is a book that looks at contemporary challenges to studying and writing in religion, rethinking the discipline in a way that takes seriously both the aesthetic dimensions and its need for scientific discipline. Gold pursues a new line of thought about the art of religion, arguing for something he calls interpretive writing.
Marvin Harris, Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture (New York:
Random House, 1974; reprint, New York: Vintage, 1989), 3. Harris ... Harris notes
, “It's important that the chapters in this book be seen as building on each other
and as having a cumulative effect” (Cows, Pigs, vi). 9. ... Classic volumes in the
discussion include Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, 2d
Author: Daniel Gold
Publisher: Univ of California Press
This creative freedom remains one of the primary signs of God ' s loving trust in
us and willingness to invite us into the ... NOTES 1 . Melville Herskovits , Cultural
Dynamics ( New York : Alfred A . Knopf , 1967 ) 54 . 2 . See Peter L . Berger ...
Marvin Harris , Cows , Pigs , Wars and Witches : The Riddles of Culture ( New
York : Random House , Vintage Books , 1978 ) 3 . ... Isenberg ' s discussion is
indebted to Kenelm Burridge , New Heaven , New Earth : A Study of Millenarian
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.
NOTES 1 . Theodore Otto Wedel , The Mediaeval Attitude toward Astrology ( New
Haven , Conn . : Yale University Press , 1920 ) , p . 27 . 2 . ... Keith Vivian Thomas
, Religion and the Decline of Magic ( New York : Charles Scribner ' s Sons , 1971
) , p . 349 . ... For a full discussion , see Marvin Harris , Cows , Pigs , Wars and
Witches : The Riddles of Culture ( New York : Random House , 1974 ) , pp .
Author: Lawrence E. Jerome
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Analyzes the works of the Mexican novelist in terms of their use of myth, especially the fantastic figures of the witch and the hermaphrodite
Marvin Harris , Cows , Pigs , Wars and Witches ( New York : Random House ,
1974 ) , see especially pp . ... 5 , 40 – 41 but rather is implied in Gallagher ' s
letter of self - defense answering Fuentes ' s attack on the review , both published
Author: Gloria Durán
Publisher: Hamden, Conn. : Archon Books
Category: Literary Criticism
In the revolutionary years between 1979 and 1992, it would have been difficult to find three political systems as different as El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua, yet they found a common destination in democracy and free markets. Paige shows that the divergent political histories and the convergent outcome were shaped by one commodity: coffee.
The Highlands Indians and the Myth of Nicaragua Mestizo, 1880—1935,"
Hispanic American Historical Review 7 3 (August 1993):393-429). 90. It is not
surprising, ... 361-362. 96. In Hodges 's Sandino's Communism, and Somoza's El
verdadero Sandino. 97. Marvin Harris, Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches: The
Riddles of Culture (New York: Vintage, 1975), pp. 239-240. 98. ... Notes. to.
Author: Jeffery M. Paige
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Explores the current Neo-Pagan movement in the United States through discussions with various groups whose rituals, festivals, beliefs, religious experiences, and lifestyles are inspired by ancient dieties, visions from science fiction, Wicca, or witchcraft. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Witches, Druids, Goddess-worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Margot
Adler. 4 . ... Susan Roberts , Witches , U . S . A . ( New York : Dell , 1971 ) , pp . 17
– 24 . 7 . ... Greeley and William C . McCready , “ Some Notes on the Sociological
Study of Mysticism , ” in On the Margin of the Visible , p . 304 . 9 . Raymond
Prince and Charles Savage , “ Mystical States and the Concept of Regression , ”
Psychedelic Review , No . 8 ( 1966 ) , 59 ... 310 . 15 . Marvin Harris , Cows , Pigs ,
Author: Margot Adler
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Reasons for Eating : Discussion Among Interdisciplinary Food Behavior
Scientists ... Notes Hall , Edward T . 1973 . The Silent Language . Garden City ,
NY : Garden . Harris , Marvin . 1974 . Cows , Pigs , Wars and Witches . New York :
Vintage . Hilgartner , Stephen , and Charles L . Bosk . ... Attitudes Towards Food
Safety and the Environment : A comparison of consumers in Japan and the U . S .
" Rural ...
Category: Food habits
Note that if “ all of the above ” is an option , and all of the above are true , then
that is the correct answer . ... A prominent anthropologist ' s discussion of the
adaptive value of cultural beliefs provides a subject suitable for testing . In a
chapter entitled “ Mother Cow ” in his book Cows , Pigs , Wars , and Witches ( NY
: Random House , 1974 ) , Marvin Harris discusses the many contributions cows
make to the economic survival and well - being of Indian peasants ( see the
boxed material ...
Author: Patrick Nolan
Includes the proceedings of the Southwestern Philosophical Society.
Increasing competition for diminishing supplies : among the world ' s “ haves ”
and “ have nots , ” changing political and ... and Marvin Harris , Cows , Pigs ,
Wars and Witches : The Riddles of Culture ( New York : Random House , 1975 ) ,
for accounts ... Georgescu - Roegen notes that the economic establishment “ has
chosen to ignore my work from both the Harvard ... and Alex Rubner , Three
Sacred Cows of Economics ( London : MacGibbon and Kee , Ltd . , 1970 ) , for
discussions of ...
NOTES. 1 . Muriel Dimen - Schein , The Anthropological Imagination ( New York :
McGraw - Hall , 1977 ) ; Marvin Harris , Culture ... Benedict , op . cit . ; Mead , op .
cit . ; Marvin Harris , Cows , Pigs , Wars and Witches : The Riddles of Culture (
New York : Vintage Books , 1974 ) . 10 . ... Ashley Montagu , Man ' s Most
Dangerous Myth : The Fallacy of Race , fifth ed . ... Alfred L . Kroeber and Clyde
Kluckhohn , Culture : A Critical Review of Concepts ( New York : Vintage Books ,
1963 ) , p .
Author: James A. Banks
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Category: Social sciences
Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book Traces the historical development of the Jews of Ethiopia--variously called "Black Jews," Falasha, or Beta Israel--from their controversial and problematic origins to the early twentieth century.
One Beta Israel view was that Christians did eat those cattle killed even by a
hyena instead of properly slaughtered ... For both sides of the debate , see Mary
Douglas , Purity and Danger ( New York , 1970 ) ; Marvin Harris , Cows , Pigs ,
Wars and Witches ( New York , 1975 ) . ... Stern , in JI , n . s Notes to Pages 160 –
Author: James Arthur Quirin
The elegantly written RANDOM HOUSE HANDBOOK, 6/e, offers a comprehensive guide to writing and style, as well as special applications. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
NOTES rev 5k TJ . A . Deutsch and H . S . Koopmans , “ Preference Enhancement
for Alcohol by Passive Exposure , " Science 179 ( 1973 ) : 1242 . 2 Manfred ... 5
Theodore Solotaroff , rev . of World of Our Fathers , by Irving Howe , New York
Times Book Review 1 Feb . 1976 : 1 . ... 8 Marvin Harris , Cows , Pigs , Wars , and
Witches : The Riddles of Culture ( New York : Vintage , 1974 ) 26 - 27 . 9 Barbara
Author: Frederick C. Crews
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Category: English language
Features hundreds of investment tips and forecasts and offers readers fifteen ways to build a solid financial foundation
Kindelberger ' s analysis of the contributing causes to the depression of the
1930s is taken from Charles Kindelberger , The World in ... down its goods -
producing sector is from Kent Davis , Kent Davis EconomicPolitical Review ,
November 16 , 1992 , p . ... Points about the lack of stable government in the
USSR are based on arguments spelled out by Mancur Olson in ... Details about
the Maring Pig Wars are from Marvin Harris , Cows , Pigs , Wars and Witches :
The Riddles of Culture ...
Author: James Dale Davidson
Category: Business & Economics
The prohibition against pigs is one of the most powerful symbols of Jewish culture and collective memory. Outlawed Pigs explores how the historical sensitivity of Jews to the pig prohibition was incorporated into Israeli law and culture. Daphne Barak-Erez specifically traces the course of two laws, one that authorized municipalities to ban the possession and trading in pork within their jurisdiction and another law that forbids pig breeding throughout Israel, except for areas populated mainly by Christians. Her analysis offers a comprehensive, decade-by-decade discussion of the overall relationship between law and culture since the inception of the Israeli nation-state. By examining ever-fluctuating Israeli popular opinion on Israel's two laws outlawing the trade and possession of pigs, Barak-Erez finds an interesting and accessible way to explore the complex interplay of law, religion, and culture in modern Israel, and more specifically a microcosm for the larger question of which lies more at the foundation of Israeli state law: religion or cultural tradition.
The third chapter of the book , devoted to “ The Abominations of Leviticus , ”
contains the main discussion on the subject . See pp . ... These animals were
considered chosen , just as the people of Israel were God ' s chosen . ... See :
Marvin Harris , Cows , Pigs , Wars , and Witches : The Riddles of Culture ( New
York : Random House , 1974 ) . ... See : Yael Katz , “ The Meaning Notes to
Pages 11 – 16 141.
Author: Daphne Barak-Erez
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press