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Bororo: Must put totally out of their minds the boundaries between the man and the animal He claims to know with certainty to exist. He is an unextended entity whose essence is to be conscious. Descartes suggested that the body works like a machine , that it has the material properties of extension and motion, and that it follows the laws of physics. The mind (or soul ), on the other hand, was described as a nonmaterial entity that lacks extension and motion, and does not follow the laws of physics. Descartes argued that only humans have minds, and that the mind interacts with the body at the pineal gland . This form of dualism or duality proposes that the mind controls the body, but that the body can also influence the otherwise rational mind, such as when people act out of passion. Duality/reciprocity as central feature of bororo: The bororo are organized into matrilineal exogamic moieties, thus each person belongs to his or her mother’s moiety and must seek
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Unformatted text preview: a mate in the other half. Each moiety is divided into 4 clans. Each clan is divided into 5 to 10 household units. Each bororo village is planned to reflect these social groups. he village circularity is considered the ideal representation of the social space and of the cosmological universe. I n the complex Bororo social organization individuals are classified according to their clan, their lineage and their residential group. R ituals are a constant in Bororo life. The most important rites of passage (in which people pass from one social category to another) are naming, initiation and funeral. http://books.google.com/books?id=g6T3n59hyAgC&pg=PA13&lpg=PA13&dq=bororo+ %2Bchristopher+crocker&source=web&ots=gVzT0j0OZ2&sig=OGWRyFXDC1mpLM esC4_04aWpOj0&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result#PPP1,M1...
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This note was uploaded on 10/01/2008 for the course ANTH 146 taught by Professor Evens during the Spring '07 term at UNC.

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