Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture (Google eBook)
This book challenges those who argue that we can change the world by changing the way people think. Harris shows that no matter how bizarre a people's behavior may seem, it always stems from concrete social and economic conditions.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of CultureUser Review - Christopher Russell - Goodreads
All the examples of how we are all just rational actors in the environment that we perceive has been a tremendous eye opener for myself. Opening understanding as to why bankers take risks, why poverty ... Read full review
Review: Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of CultureUser Review - Joseph F. - Goodreads
A classic of anthropology. The author takes seemingly impenetrable beliefs and practices such as cow worship in India and abhorrence for pigs in the bible, and gives practical, prosaic reasons for ... Read full review