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Unformatted text preview: Magic is very intimately associated with Trobriander economic life and every vital concern Also what is interesting is the division of magic between the sexes because females can perform certain magic better than men o Witchcraft is inherited from mother to daughter Trobrianders are very free and easy in their sexual relations They seem to have similar ideas regarding sex with children in that it was considered both improper and silly for an older man or woman to have sexual dealings with a child. Vigour, vitality, and strength, a well-proportioned body, a smooth and properly pigmented, but not too dark skin are the basis of physical beauty for the native. The head plays an important part in magic as an object for admiration Weird how biting of eyelashes is an important part in love-making. Every feature of the body is very detailed in this chapter and how important it is in regards to other parts....
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2009 for the course ANTH 263 taught by Professor Boehm during the Fall '08 term at USC.
- Fall '08