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Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches by Marvin Harris
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Sep 20, 2012

really liked it
Read in October, 2012

Re-reading old anthropology book from college, which deals with the origins of myths, taboos, and other cultural phenomena. Still find it fascinating and interesting.
This book challenges those who argue that we can change the world by changing the way people think. Harris shows that no matter how bizarre a people's behavior may seem, it always stems from concrete social and economic conditions.

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