Radical Anthropology Group

Anthropology asks one big question: what does it mean to be human?

If you live in London, why not come to our regular Tuesday evening talks? Admission is free.

Next evening talk

Chris Knight

An Amazonian Myth: The Hunter Monmanéki And His Wives
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 18:45
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW. Tube: Euston Square. map

Chris Knight chooses another myth, this time from Amazonia, to illustrate the effects of male dominance and patrilocal residence on women's lives. In this particular case, the myth conceptualises the damage done through the image of a woman cut in two, her legs and body sinking down to earth while her upper half flies into the sky.

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