Consuming Grief Ch2

Consuming Grief Ch2 - Consuming Grief Chapter 2 Summary...

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Consuming Grief Chapter 2 (p24-46) Summary Chapter 2 talks about the life of the Wari people before and after contact with outsiders. It tells about the Wari subgroups and their differences and relations to each other. It also discusses the warfare of the Wari, and how cannibalism is part of their culture. Before contact with outsiders, there were several dozen Wari settlements with about three to seven families in each. The Wari community was based around kinship and marriage. The Wari usually married someone from another village, because their village was made up of closely related families. This was to prevent incest. After contact, there were only eight major villages. This allowed more marriages between men women from the same village because not everyone is closely related anymore. Cannibalism plays a major role in the Wari way of life. When a Wari member dies, people from the village who are not closely related to them will consume their body. This type of cannibalism is called Endocannibalism.
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course ANT 101 taught by Professor Stafcas during the Fall '10 term at West Chester.

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