Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jul 13, 2011 - Social Science - 288 pages
73 Reviews
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.


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An excellent book explaining cultural relativism. - Goodreads
The book is engaging and very easy to read. - Goodreads
A short and pleasant read, well researched and written. - Goodreads
I reference it often with my kids. - Goodreads

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User 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

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User 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

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Harris operated a Yellow Cab Company in Durham, North Carolina for over 25 years. They then bought an Airstream trailer and traveled for 25 years.

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