Personhood • The state of or quality of being a person but there are many layers to this category • Example. Blackfeet- A person is a very broad term for them. Rather, they see the animate world as a place to act against people and everything has a connection to the sun. Thus, everything can be a person. There are four levels- abore, earth, water, and Real persons. They inhabited other bodies as part of their collective experience which leads to the biography of the self. • For Ibigawa?, time in the waking world is suspended as one sleeps and one can become a bird and migrate but after seven hours wake up and be a person. • Animal/ human appearances of the self are common- knowledge of the animal is necessary to kill it. Here, there is a promotion of the belief of a strong connection between human and animals • Example. For the Inuit, the souls of the caribou and the bears are important so if the soul received proper religious attention, after being killed it would reincarnate itself to be
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course ANTH 102 taught by Professor Lambert during the Spring '08 term at UNC.