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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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Liberals were intimidated by the Reagan administration and did not want to appear naive by talking about programs that called for government support. I just said, 'The hell with that. I'm out there. I'm exposed with this book.'
William Julius Wilson
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)
Culture & communication (1976)
Claude Lévi-Strauss (1970)
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