For Introduction to Anthropology 2019 there were two readings:
- Muckle and González chapter 10, “Food-Getting and Economics” (225-252).
- Richard Borshay Lee, “Eating Christmas in the Kalahari.” Natural History (1969).
We also watched Ongka’s Big Moka as a way of linking together parts of this section of the course:
- Fieldwork: What’s it like?
- Language: What is Ongka saying?
- Food-Getting & Economics: What kind of society? What is the system of Moka?
- Kinship: How does kinship intersect with economics & politics?
- Gender: How is the division of labor gendered?
- Political Organization: What authority does Ongka have?
- What evidence of colonialism do you see? How is Ongka part of wider world?
- The film series is titled “Disappearing World.” Is Ongka’s world disappearing?