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The Dobe Ju Cultural Relativity

The Dobe Ju Cultural Relativity - The Dobe Ju/hoansi and...

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The Dobe Ju/’hoansi and Cultural Relativity pg  viii  (Preface), Lee describes hearing of John F. Kennedy’s assassination over the  radio while around the fire with the Ju… “Only a dew had heard of ‘America’ or the  ‘United States’ and no one could name to name of America’s great chief.” In the next  paragraph, Lee describes a scene in which the Ju are listening to their radios listening to  news coming from Russia about the attempted overthrow in Moscow.  pg  x  (preface), “The ¡Kung call themselves—and always have—Ju/’hoansi… meaning  “real people.” pg 6, “I asked them if I could come and stay with them and learn their language, and  after much discussion they agreed. Would they be interested in learning English in  return? This question, when it passed through the interpreters, was greeted with gales of  laughter.  Toma// gwe chortled no, that the sounds of the Europeans made were much  too difficult for him. I replied that  we  found their click sounds impossible to pronounce.  This was met with puzzled but sympathetic looks.”
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