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MARVIN HARRIS Born in 1927 in Brooklyn Grew up poor and affected by Great Depression In army GI bill funded degree and PhD at Columbia Fieldwork in brazil and Africa Cultural materialism Wrote about theories Pyramid structures-technology, production 2 nd -family organization, kinship, gender roles, class patterns 3
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Unformatted text preview: rd-religion, science, art, music, literature Emic and etic-status of informants Make distinction between mental vs behavioral events Sacred cow-hindu practice-dont eat beef Lower classes can eat it-turn a blind eye Collect dung for energy...
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