“From sweet potatoes to God Almighty”: Roy Rappaport on being a hedgehog

@inproceedings{Hoey2007FromSP,
  title={“From sweet potatoes to God Almighty”: Roy Rappaport on being a hedgehog},
  author={Brian Albert Hoey and Tom Fricke},
  year={2007}
}
Recognized as a principal figure in ecological anthropology, Roy Rappaport is best known for his study Pigs for the Ancestors (1968). His work in the anthropology of religion has received less attention. Least acknowledged is Rappaport's role in defining an “engaged” anthropology. Drawn from interviews Tom Fricke conducted with Rappaport in the year before his death in October 1997, this article gives insight into these three facets of his professional life. Beginning with an account of… CONTINUE READING

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