Evaluating Ritual Action as Anthropologists - -bonus mark for finding out if snake handling pastor died on exam Evaluating Ritual Action as

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-bonus mark for finding out if snake handling pastor died on exam Evaluating Ritual Action as Anthropologists -Americans are the people he is looking at -Parodies the way that some ethnologies start off (how they make the familiar unfamiliar) -Makes it sound impractical/mystical/cultish/religious -Ritual experts are dentists -Logic to the systems that anthropologists are following- reasoning that people are doing it because they’re religious isn’t in-depth enough -Put the emphasis on a common humanity- something going on within existence that makes an internal sense (that there is a reason they are doing things, even if it seems crazy/weird) -Calls on anthropologists to come back to the core reasons of the field -Make the strange familiar, etc -Emic/etic are important- trying to understand the phenomena from more than one point of view -Emic- the reasoning given from an insider detailing the behaviour -Etic- rationale applied from the outside that does not necessarily match up with the insiders’ explanation Anthropology as Practice

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