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Unformatted text preview: Shamans is the unit of Pigs analysis. Whats her goal? / What kinds of effects does her representation produce? Cannot take an E-P approach because the villagers self-perception. E-P analyzed function of witchcraft in society, Pigg looked at belief of Shamans in society because of Nepalese responses and dedication not to be thought of as backwards. E-P studied witchcraft as rational thought; Pigg studied Nepalese who wanted to prove they were rational. When we ask others about rationality, we set ourselves as the standard of rationality. Remember: Anthropological theories and questions shift Societies and their healing systems also transform Re-assessing the idea of a single rationality: Cultural Logics = forms of rationality (sense making about the world) Not concerned about truth value What do concerns about rationality reveal about the societal relationships in a globalized world?...
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- Fall '09