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Marvin Harris

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I don't see how you can write anything of value if you don't offend someone.

— Marvin Harris

#controversy #value #writing #art

In many ways the rise of the state was the descent of the world from freedom to slavery

— Marvin Harris

#slavery #state #freedom

However, further research has shown that it is the normal condition for humans and for most other mammals. It seems pretty clear why this is the case for most mammals and for most human beings.

— Marvin Harris

#case #clear #condition #further #however

I don't know of any cases where as a result of religious precepts a population have found themselves enjoying less food than they would have if they didn't follow this particular religion.

— Marvin Harris

#cases #enjoying #follow #food #found

If I can bring some light to bear on problems like that, I feel that people will be enlightened not only on the question but also on a way of approaching such questions.

— Marvin Harris

#approaching #bear #bring #enlightened #feel

Like most North Americans, I'd been raised on the notion that milk is the first food, and everybody must like it because it's so good and so important for growing up and for being healthy.

— Marvin Harris

#been #being #everybody #first #food

Pigs eat grass if they are very hungry, but they can't use it as a regular source of food.

— Marvin Harris

#food #grass #hungry #pigs #regular

But with the Industrial Revolution and introduction of various industrial techniques for purifying sugar, we have a situation in which what we are consuming is not good nutritionally or ecologically.

— Marvin Harris

#good #industrial #industrial revolution #introduction #nutritionally

The answer has to be sought in the material conditions of the production and utilization of cattle in India compared with the production and utilization of cattle in other parts of the world.

— Marvin Harris

#cattle #compared #conditions #india #material

The commandment 'Thou shalt not kill' does not say it's O.K. to kill some people and not others.

— Marvin Harris

#does #kill #others #people #say

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' The Washington Post described him as 'a storm center in his field' and the Los Angeles Times accused him of 'overgeneralized assumptions'. 1981. As used by Marvin Harris emic meant those descriptions and explanations that are right and meaningful to an informant or subject whereas etic descriptions and explanations are those used by the scientific community to generate and strengthen theories of sociocultural life.

Marvin Harris (August 18 1927 – October 25 2001) was an American anthropologist. In his work he combined Karl Marx's emphasis on the forces of production with Thomas Malthus's insights on the impact of demographic factors on other parts of the sociocultural system. After the publication of The Rise of Anthropological Theory in 1968 Harris helped focus the interest of anthropologists in cultural-ecological relationships for the rest of his career.

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