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Unformatted text preview: These masks are worn in ceremonies because they are viewed as transport to the spirit world, making them just as important to the African culture as any sculpture of ancient Greece was to the people who recognize them. I think that his conclusion was based on a common frame of mind that gods are superior, therefore the culture behind it is superior. It reminds me of how upper class people are perceived as being better than lower class people just because they have more money. They are typically stereotyped as more classy, significant, and recognizable than one without a big bank account. I think the comparison fits....
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- Fall '10