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Unformatted text preview: Mary Weismantel’s Moche Sex Pots assignment Jean Sebastien Pourcelot It often occurs that when someone is trying to force certain evidence to match with a set conclusion that frameworks are turned to in order for it to fit with the argument. However these frameworks are not necessarily true thus the arguments are based in a false notion and Mary Weismantel’s Moche Sex Pots is an example of this. Most of Weismantel’s argument regarding the sex pots and social class is based on the notion that the Moche had a divided society (elites and commoners). However there is evidence that these sex pots were not particularly directed to one social class rather commoner’s and elites had access to these ceramics; this fact hurts Weismantel’s argument severely. Weismantel’s main argument to evidence that these sex pots were strictly made for the elite was because sex to them was not only seen as a mean for reproduction rather it was to produce heirs with predisposed material and political resources (or...
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- Spring '08
- Sociology, Elite, Mary Weismantel, sex pots