It is value that brings universes into being

@article{Graeber2013ItIV,
  title={It is value that brings universes into being},
  author={D. Graeber},
  journal={HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory},
  year={2013},
  volume={3},
  pages={219 - 243}
}
  • D. Graeber
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology, Psychology
  • HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory
  • Any theoretical term is an implicit statement about human nature. Anthropologiststend to be uncomfortable with this fact but it is nonetheless true. Even if one were to make a statement as apparently innocuous as “ritual can take many forms in many places,” one is still asserting that “ritual” is a meaningful cross-cultural category, implying—as pretty much any anthropological discussion of ritual invariably does imply—that we can assume all human beings have engaged in some kind of ritual… CONTINUE READING
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