Cultural Anthropology, Spring Ethnography: Eleanore Bowen. 1964. Return to Laughter . Anchor Books Question 1) In what way(s) did Bowen’s view of the universality of humankind’s emotions find expression in witchcraft? (love, jealousy, bereavement). In your answer, fill out the dimensions of witchcraft practiced by the Tiv community in Bowen’s work. Question 2) How did Bowen apply her understanding of Locke’s wisdom? “It is not worth while to be concerned with what he says or thinks, who says or things only as he is directed by another” (145). Include in your answer Bowen’s conflict with Kako and Yabo. Question 3) How did witchcraft fit into the life of people in Return to Laughter? “’Now there is hate and trouble in the homestead. Whatever Kako does, hate will remain in someone’s heart.’ ‘Once a wrong has been done, it never dies. People speak the words of peace, but their hearts do not forgive’ (151). Also see pages: 155, 168-69. Question 4)
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