Christmas in the Kalahari
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Eating Xmas in the Kalahari
Eating Xmas in the Kalahari was a very interesting story based upon Richard Borshay Lee's experience in the southern part of Africa. After reading it, I understood the Bushman tribe with the strong traditions was a ideal example of Durkheim's mechanical unification. Thank you Motion
All of the elements of the story began to come together in the end for me and also it performed for /ontah as the tribesman named him that means " whitey”In the beginning /ontah wants to display a thenk you touch by buying the meatiest dark-colored ox killed for the Christmas party for the Twsana-Hereo group. Upon his discovery in the right animal he was pleased with his acquiring $56. 00 This ox could conveniently feed about 4lbs of meat to every man female and child in the group! Weighing over 1200 pounds he was sure he made a great investment. However shortly after his purchase, /ontah soon discovers he is incorrect. Delegation.
Bill! An blunt elder responded to /ontahs ox buy by declaring " Do you really expect us to eat that bag of bones? ” " Big, yes. Yet old and thin, everyone knows there's no various meats on outdated ox what did you anticipate us to eat off this, the sides? ”(pg1) Afterwards in the evening the young men began to interrogate him as well. These people were saying " that bag of guts and bone fragments of Yehaves (the guy who offered him the ox) is going to hardly nourish one camp let alone the Bushman ai/ai. ” (pg2) In his defense, /ontah pleaded that the animal was amazing and having been sure they will eat it with satisfaction. Despite his efforts in debating if his ox was satisfactory for the tribe intended for Christmas. /ontah spirits were down. This individual said " I gone about the day feeling as if I had bought a lemon of a used car. ”(pg2) Losing trust. With /ontahs best efforts, he attempted to purchase a several ox. One that was fatty and thick. But the Hereo did not desire to sell it. /ontahs was growing...