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Dec 17, 1989
| ISBN 9780679724681
Jul 13, 2011
| ISBN 9780307801227
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Dec 17, 1989 | ISBN 9780679724681
Jul 13, 2011 | ISBN 9780307801227
One of America’s leading anthropolgists offers solutions to the perplexing question of why people behave the way they do.Why do Hindus worship cows? Why do Jews and Moslems refuse to eat pork? Why did so many people in post-medieval Europe believe in witches?Marvin Harris answers these and other perplexing questions about human behavior, showing that no matter how bizarre a people’s behavior may seem, it always stems from identifiable and intelligble sources.
Marvin Harris taught at Columbia University from 1953 and from 1963 to 1966 was Chairman of the Department of Anthropology. He has lectured by invitation at most of the major colleges and universities in the United States. In addition to field… More about Marvin Harris
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