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Unformatted text preview: Exchange and Distribution Purpose - allowed the people to live The material domain they live in effects their social organization and beliefs/ideology Dobe Ju/hoansi : Hunters/ gathers Reciprocity/ Hxaro: Obligation Not profit driven Who you exchange with provides you with partially: Things you need : Security/ safety-net Form of gift-giving Dont anything for immediate return or of same value Security for the future Not everyone shares with everyone - only to make more connections and be secure for the future o This is what makes you wealthy- not the amount but ties you make with others Generalized form where everyone shares Hxaro- system of gift-giving practiced by Ju Means of circulating goods, lubricating social relations, and maintaining ecological balance Used to reduce risks More focused on social relations Can be performed with any age of people Basically any item can be put into this category except people and food Can never end Often plays a big part in visiting...
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- Spring '09
- Cultural Anthropology