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Homework Help: Anthropology

Posted by TAYLOR M B on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 1:38am.

An anthropologist might argue that the ruby slippers worn by Dorothy(Judy Garland) in the movie the Wizard of Oz would bring a high auction price b/c some North Americans believe the shoes:
a)were used by a trickster
b)are inhabited by a poltergeist
c)have mana
d)have imitative magic

It is often difficult to recognize supernatural beliefs and practices in other cultures b/c you are:
a)using a holistic view
b)being ethnocentric
c)being culturally relativistic
d)using an emic prespective

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