CA6 - Cultural Anthro Lecture #6 5/5/2008 10:09:00 PM...

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Cultural Anthro Lecture #6 05/05/2008 22:09:00 Fetishism- The Social Magic of Things 1) Objects attributed with intentionality of power 2) Over-valued objects, connected with desires (Shells and gold in  First  Contact —westerners over-valued gold in the perspective of the new  guineans, new guineans over-valued shells) “Their Fetishes” “Our Fetishes”—ex. Cologne ad Precapitalist Subsistence Systems o Small, mobile bands of hunter-gatherers  o Flexible gendered division of labor; enjoy same access to resources,  social status, wealth o Reciprocal sharing of food and possessions—If one is able to kill  something, it is distributed to entire group o Largely egalitarian (very little social hierarchy) Horticulture (Shifting Culitvation)—the planting and harvesting of garden  crops without the intensive use of land and labor o Also includes maintaing livestock o
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2008 for the course ANTHRO 100 taught by Professor Bowie during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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CA6 - Cultural Anthro Lecture #6 5/5/2008 10:09:00 PM...

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