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Surname 1 Literature Analysis Student’s Name Professor’s Name Date Eating Christmas in Kalahari In the excerpt “Eating Christmas in Kalahari” the anthropologist Richard Lee in interacts with a culture in Africa called !Kung of Africa. In the spirit of ethnocentrism, Lee believes that that the culture is the best for those who practice it but still does not fully fathom how it is. The first assumption Lee makes is that the people of !Kung of Africa would come scrambling for his western goods but to his shock, no one is interested in what he owns. The villagers continue with their life as usual. After learning their culture for one year, Lee makes another assumption that the people would be thrilled if he rewards them with an Ox. Lee goes ahead to but the meatiest and fattest Ox for the locals. The theory of pleasing the locals is short-lived when Lee only gets negative comments. One of the locals tells Lee that the Ox he bought is thin to a point of death.

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