Week 11 ANTH 1002
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Week 11 Glossary mangu witchcraft benge oracle EvansPristachard and the Azande background 0 Accounting for misfortune rationality irrationality o Witchcraft examples form the Azande p2023 0 Example from Luria in Uzbekistan 0 US Science classroom E E Evans Pritchar 19021973 0 His first fieldwork begun in 1926 resulted in the book witchcraft oracles and Magic among the Azande 1937 o the anthropologist must follow what he finds in the society he has selected for study social organization of its people their values and sentiments and so forth I had no interest in witchcraft when I went to Zandeland but the Zande had so I had to let myself be guided by themquot p 242 How do we explain misfortune o Witchcraft for the Zande culture I p 18 There is no niche or corner of Zande culture into which is does not twist itself If blight seizes the groundnut 0 Example 1 the injured toe p 2021 I Why is the boy who knocked his foot against the stump of a tree think that witchcraft was at work 0 Example 2 the collapsed granary p 2223 I Now any should these particular people have been sitting under this particular granary at the particular moment when it collapsed That it should collapse is easily intelligible but why should it have collapse at the particular moment when these particular moment when these particular people were sitting beneath it p 22 o All social communities come from explanatory elements and the idea that they are irrational is a mistake because they are rational but they are doing rationality differently 0 Why doesn t anyone challenge this reasoning I Monty Python teaches us to refine our logic I Logic can become so refined and argumentative that its divorced form underlying realities Luria s experiments in Uzbekistan in the 1930s 0 quotin the far North all bears are white Novaya zemyla is in the Far North What color are the bears there 0 Response you should ask the people who have been there and seen themquot Here are only speak of what we see We don t talk about what we haven t seenquot 0 Context Stalin s collectivization programs Reasoning in science classrooms What answer should we put down o 4 kids in a science class have weighed closed and open bottles with baking soda and vinegar 0 IS the weight the same or different 0 Angelique weighs it again because it proves that she adopts a different kind of experimentation she rather see it than to trust the other two kids who presumably know the answer Summary 0 EP rationality is a social construction 0 Luria it is an historical construction 0 Science example reasoning occurs in a social context Friday s class was a movie
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