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How Womankind Got Torn In Two. A Myth From The Amazon
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 18:45
Chris Knight continues his exploration of key myths from Levi-Strauss’ ‘Mythologiques.’ ‘The Hunter Monmaneki and his Wives’ is an Amazonian Indian (Tukuna) myth which tells of a profound and destabilizing shift from periodic to non-periodic marriage, resulting in contradictions for women which tear them apart. If you want to know how women lost the power, come along!
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Chris Knight, Jerome Lewis
Two social anthropologists will draw on primatology, palaeolithic archaeology, evolutionary anthropology and hunter-gatherer ethnography to explain how language in our species evolved.