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Men do not have to cook their food; they do so for symbolic reasons to show they are men and not beasts.
Far from being the basis of the good society, the family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets, is the source of all our discontents.
How can a modern social anthropologist... embark upon generalization with any hope of arriving at a satisfying conclusion?... thinking of the organizational ideas that are present in any society as constituting a mathematical pattern.
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The poet knows himself only on the condition that things resound in him, and that in him, at a single awakening, they and he come forth together out of sleep.
November 7, 1910
January 6, 1989
Sir Edmund Ronald Leach was a British social anthropologist.
Political Systems of Higland Burma (1954)
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Rethinking Anthropology (1961)
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