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Cows, pigs, wars and witches : the riddles of culture / by Marvin Harris.


1st ed.. New York : Random House, [1974] .
ISBN 0394483383, 0679724680

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Other Title Cows, pigs, wars and witches
Subjects Anthropology, Cultural.
Cultuurpatronen.
Ethnologie -- Miscellanées.
Ethnology -- Miscellanea.
Ethnology.
Hekserij.
Magic.
Sorcellerie.
Witchcraft.
Description viii, 276 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1974]
©1974
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Also issued online.
Summary This book challenges those who argue that we can change the world by changing the way people think. The author shows that no matter how bizarre a people's behavior may seem, it always stems from concrete social and economic conditions. It is by isolating and identifying these conditions that we will be able to understand and cope with some of our own apparently senseless life styles. In a devastating attack on the shamans of the counterculture, the author states the case for a return to objective consciousness and a rational set of political commitments.
Contents Mother cow -- Pig lovers and pig haters -- Primitive war -- The savage male -- Potlatch -- Phantom cargo -- Messiahs -- The secret of the prince of peace -- Broomsticks and sabbats -- The great witch craze -- Return of the witch.
Genre Miscellanea.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)762505
(OCoLC)ocm00762505
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WorldCat Identities Harris, Marvin, 1927-2001.
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