How Womankind Got Torn In Two. A Myth From The Amazon

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Chris Knight

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

Wild Voices: Mimicry, Reversal, Metaphor And The Emergence Of Language
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 18:45
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW. Tube: Euston Square. map

Two social anthropologists will draw on primatology, palaeolithic archaeology, evolutionary anthropology and hunter-gatherer ethnography to explain how language in our species evolved.