Writing Assignment 2 Sociology “Eating Christmas in the Kalahari” Eating Christmas in the Kalahari "by Richard Lee took a unique approach in describing the lifestyle of the Bushman. Richard Lee explains that the Bushman slaughters an ox in celebration for Christmas and he decided to thank them for their cooperation in his ethnography by slaughtering a huge ox. After finding a huge ox, he is ridiculed with remarks such as "Do you expect us to eat that bag of bones?" And "Do you honestly think you can serve that meat like that and avoid a fight?" Mr. Lee later learns it is their custom to criticize the kill.
This left Lee bewildered as to why the tribe would treat him this way when he was convinced that he had chosen the absolute best ox for the Christmas feast. Lee solicited the input of his wife as well as any other person willing to give an opinion. He quickly realized that his view of the great ox was lost in a sea of bad comments and criticisms. What’s done is done; Lee had already purchased the ox so he had to hope for the best. The scrawny ox was delivered to the dancing ground
In the article Eating Christmas in the Kalahari by Richard Lee, the !Kung Bushmen practice shaming the meat in the form of public ridicule as a form of social leveling mechanism toward Richard Lee. When Lee gave the !Kung an ox as a Christmas gift for their assistance, the !Kung responded by insulting the gift and said that if Lee was expecting them to eat the bag of bones and that the ox is thin to the point of death even though the ox was big and fat. Although the ox was very large in size and enough to feed everyone in the tribe, the !Kung displeased with the gift in order to balance out the social equality. The !Kung jokes that they would boil down the horns for soup because there was no meat on the ox. The !Kung did not express gratitude for the ox from Lee because the !Kung believe that the gift was arrogant.
Underneath you'll locate some fascinating Thanksgiving truths, conventions and different bits of data identifying with the historical backdrop of Thanksgiving. The conventional cornucopia was a bended goat's horn filled to overflow with foods grown from the ground. As per Greek legend, Amalthea (a goat) broke one of her horns and offered it to Greek God Zeus as an indication of veneration. As an indication of appreciation, Zeus later set the goat's picture in the sky otherwise called group of stars Capricorn. Cornucopia is the most widely recognized image of a gather celebration.
The boys aren’t mature enough to realize that they are stuck on an island, nobody knows where they are, and they are probably going to die there. All the boys other than Ralph, Piggy, and Simon are completely oblivious to the fact that they need to be rescued, or they will die. All the others care about is having fun, hunting, and acting like a little tribe of savages. Hunting is what’s most important to most of the boys. If Jack and his hunters would have been taking care of all of their responsibilities instead of just hunting all day, if they would have just been watching the fire they could have gotten off the island before anybody could get hurt, before it was a game of life and death.
For this reporter, evaluating the burger first-hand was problematic: I’ve been a vegetarian for more than a dozen years. So I tried calling some expert tasters. Pulitzer Prize winning food critic Jonathan Gold says he doesn’t much care for Five Guys — he finds the burger “boring” — but understands why people like them. “There’s that goopeyness, and it does fit that kind of American profile.” Gilmore, the marketing consultant, calls the burgers “a couple pounds of carnivorous pleasure.” Then he adds, “It’s almost enough to make me feel sad for
The cows have no say in what they have to eat so they are pretty much fed toxic garbage. Next, the food industry should be changed because each burger contains one-hundred different pieces of cows. Imagine people eating all of the cows on one farm. John White, a meat farmer, said that people are always calling him, complaining about people getting sick because of eating two bites of a burger and he is tired of it. Before, tobacco farming was very popular, but now it has changed to meat farming.
Cultural relativism is the idea that the moral principles someone has are solely determined by the culture one lives in. These ideas seem to make sense because we as a culture understand that the judgments people make in a different culture will differ from ours whether we choose to support it or not. Our culture has different moral judgments as well and does not look at something like killing someone for stealing as morally right since our culture values human life above theft. Cultural relativism does not exist because some principles are universal and not relative only to culture. People also have the ability to think morally for themselves so morality is relative to someone’s point of view.
While looking at the stuffing I saw the cow that had been killed to make the ground beef and wondered what conditions the cow had been living in and what the people had been feeding the cow. Looking at the ham I knew now after reading “Omnivore’s Dilemma” that they are not feeding these pigs the best foods that will make them healthy to eat and I know like the cows the pigs are not living in the best living conditions either which make me worry. The same goes for the turkey as well because these turkeys are not feed what they would normally eat in the wild they are feed corn and other foods that they would not normally eat, making these animals less healthy than if they were given foods that they would normally have eaten in the wild. These thoughts had never gone through my mind when I was about to eat anytime of the year let alone thanksgiving, so it felt pretty strange. I still at ham and mashed potatoes and of course turkey because you cannot not have turkey on thanksgiving because it is the staple dish but the dish that I did not have was stuffing.
On the other hand its weakness is that human can affect it in other aspects besides deathless and birth less nature but in definition they do not recognize that. Prominence over human welfare and determinative nature regarding human experience –since both deal with human then they can be combined. The strength is that it when we put our lives according to the sacred we are likely to live a life free of problem associated to ungodliness. On the other hand it is important to perceive the true reality that underlies our religion .If we don’t do so we are likely to suffer and destroy what is already positive about our religion hence suffering. In that case religion will be the dividing factor instead of a bonding factor as it should