New Guinea Tapeworms

New Guinea Tapeworms - SUNEET BHANSALI WED. 2PM RECITATION...

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SUNEET BHANSALI WED. 2PM RECITATION ANTH 319 New Guinea Tapeworms and Jewish Grandmothers – tales of parasites and people In the third on tapeworms, Desowitz states that the World Health Organization considers all parasites equally. But as an anthropologist in New Guinea, the specificity of a certain strain of pig-transmitted tapeworm cannot be overlooked, nor can that fact that it was pig-transmitted. While studying this culture as an alien, Desowitz made a great claim that he was “expert but alien” and so even his professional opinion would not be reasonable to the people of another culture. He learned that the tapeworm affecting so many of his subjects came from pigs. Thus, the most obvious form of prevention would be to remove pigs from the diet. However, he cannot simply present this idea to the people of New Guinea because for these people the pig is more than just pork. On the island of New Guinea, the people share a special bond with the pig that goes past a source of food and meat. The pig is a family member and even a gift to the spirit world. [What is quasi?]
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