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Chris Knight, Jerome Lewis
Wild Voices: Mimicry, Reversal, Metaphor And The Emergence Of Language
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 18:45
Two social anthropologists will draw on primatology, palaeolithic archaeology, evolutionary anthropology and hunter-gatherer ethnography to explain how language in our species evolved.
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Our evening talks include discussion, are free and open to all.
Next evening class
Drawing on her fieldwork with the Bayaka forest hunter-gatherers of the Congo Basin, Morna explains how women take the initiative in regular riotous yet playful rituals to make sure that men behave. She calls this 'communism in motion' because gender egalitarianism is never a fixed or settled state but has to be constantly nurtured and established anew. Morna's feminist message is politically uncompromising. One not to be missed!