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"Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture" by Marvin Harris

 “The purpose of this original and surprising work by Marvin Harris is to answer a series of curious enigmas. Why does a religious taboo prohibit Jews and Muslims from eating pork? What is the reason that Hindus worship cows? Why do messianic movements arise? How to interpret the machismo or the bellicosity of certain cultures? The researcher's strategy consists, in this case, in discovering the material causes that are hidden behind the apparent irrationality of the lifestyles of the various cultural formations.

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Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture / Marvin Harris; [translator, Juan Oliver Sánchez Fernández]. — 5th ed. — Madrid: Editorial Alliance, 1984. — 235 p. ; 18 cm. — (The Pocket Book. Humanities; 755).

title orig.: Cows, pigs, wars and witches

GN 320 .H3718 1984