anthro2.1102

anthro2.1102 - Anthropology 2 Hines 1 recap of Deep Play...

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Anthropology 2 Hines 11/02/07 1. recap of Deep Play According to Geertz what is a Balinese cockfight? a. Social text b. Balinese reading of Balinese experience c. Anthro. Read over the shoulder of people d. Story they tell themselves about themselves Why do Balinese best on cockfights? a. Reaffirm and make evident social relationships b. And to make money c. Not important b/c of money waged But b/c potential public affront to status – momentary not permanent A place where pre existing and existing social structure is made available to them Geertz: status never in question Doesn’t produce social structure The function is interpretive, to allow people to see it, see how hierarchy is made evident to them All human activity can be analyzed by interpretation, be able to understand situation with thickness Routinized, discrete activity is best/easiest Routinized – definite beginning and definite ending Sporting events – ritualized and discrete projects
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