21. Relativity

In Intro to Anthro 2022, after discussing enculturation, we read “Shakespeare in the Bush” by Laura Bohannan (1966). We also finish chapter 8, “Studying Culture” in Through the Lens of Anthropology.

“Shakespeare in the Bush” is one of the most widely read articles for Intro-to-Anthropology classes. In addition to talking about Bohannan’s ideas, we used this article to understand ethnographic fieldwork (the topic for the end of chapter 8) and as a lead into chapter 9 on “Language and Culture.”