Marvin Harris

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  • Analysis Of Ponijao

    It is difficult to judge different societies because what might be the norm in emic perspective, can be seen as strange from an etic perspective. Ponijao was cleaned by his mother saliva and Bayarjargal had his face washed by his mother’s breast milk. These might seem as strange acts from a western perspective. On the other hand, they are considered normal in an emic perspective. The film rarely shows any clear interaction of the father in the Mongolian sitting also, but it shows prominent father interactions in the Japanese and American ones. The film shows that there are no underlying basic differences between these four different cultures. The mother, in all these cultures, has the main role in this demanding task, the father’s rule is not visible in some cultures such as Namibian and Mongolian, but it is clearly prominent in modern societies such as the Japanese and American sittings. The Namibian and Mongolian cases remind me of what my father used to tell me about the upbringing of children in his generation more than half a century ago in Saudi Arabia. Children were rarely cared for in the way they are cared for now which is almost similar to the Japanese and American cases. He points all the time to the advantages, as he claims (!), and to the many experiences that he acquired during his childhood. He emphasizes in particular self –reliance and shouldering responsibility from early age. It seems unfair for the Namibian child to be brought up in such a poor…

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  • Emic Perspectives Of Young Women In Fiji

    Studying the human culture with looking into another culture from an up-close and clear perspective can make us understand a better meaning of their culture and their way of living. By looking at another culture without being objective or biased can be a burden for most people. With that said, we must use emic and etic perspectives to study their culture. Emic is a perspective from an insider’s view examining a culture from the inside of the culture itself. Etic perspective is studying the…

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  • Emotional Granularity Essay

    Emotional granularity is the ability to describe one’s emotional experiences while being sensitive to both valence and level of arousal. For instance, those high in emotional granularity can effectively distinguish anger and sadness from a general unpleasantry, or excitement versus calmness from feeling “good.” The most common method used to assess emotional granularity is to have participants rate the intensity (e.g., 1 = very slightly, 5 = extremely) to which they experience a variety of…

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  • Motown Music Research Paper

    businesses. Growing up he saw the way they made cars and thought “why can 't you do that with music?” With help from family he was able to come up with motown records with a 800$ loan. He was encouraged to keep going because of his friend smokey robinson. By starting his recording studio he brought in only african americans to play. It started with a riff and everyone in the band built up upon it. This was the start of not only african americans gaining the mainstream audience but started a…

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  • The Impact Of Motown

    matter what color. Berry Gordy, who is the father of Motown tried many occupations like a boxer, a record store owner, and even an auto worker. He didn’t have any luck, so he decided to try having a record label. He started out with a loan of $800 from his family, and with that money he created Hitsville U.S.A. founded in 1959, in Detroit, Michigan. He discovered Smokey Robinson and the Miracles in 1957, and then he started building his group of artists. Just within a couple years this record…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: My Life In My School

    My life is perfect, I have the perfect family, the perfect friends, and the perfect house. I was thinking to myself. School just started for the day and I was sitting in homeroom. It was a beautiful Thursday morning and I couldn 't wait for the weekend because my family and I always go to the pumpkin patch. The bell rang and the teacher walked in. A couple minutes later the announcements came on the loudspeaker. Blah, blah, blah, I thought to myself. Announcements were so boring, all they…

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  • Character Analysis Of Frank Ocean's Thinkin Bout You

    MTV lists Ocean 's influences as being Beyonce, Marvin Gaye, Mos Def, Prince, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, and Stevie Wonder. One of Jesse 's favorite artists is Beyonce, as he frequently plays many of her songs while listening to music on his phone. Oftentimes, Jesse will also sing along to Beyonce at the top of his lungs. Other artists, such as Prince and Pharrell Williams, are artists Jesse will appreciate less frequently. "Happy" by Pharrell Williams used to be one of Jesse 's favorite…

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  • Our Own Declaration Of Independence Analysis

    When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for lonely people to be free with loneliness and to become as one with the rest of the world. Without doubt to explain why we deserve to be with the society, we as outcasts wrote our own declaration of independence for the rest of the world to see and understand why we should be and will be together and share bond with each other. As outcasts, we can sacrifice our life to be one with the world so that we do not feel insecure and die of…

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  • Slipping Through Glass: Short Story

    Chapter Thirty-Two Slipping Through Glass I sat in my room on the floor, silent, still, straining to make out the sound of footsteps downstairs, while I waited for what seemed like forever. Finally, I saw an arm holding a stack of books, a leg, another arm, and Emma slipped all the way through the glass. “That was awesome,” she said, setting her books down on a table. “We made it back, and hey, look, your room is perfect, except for the pile of dirty clothes in the corner.” “Right, which is…

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  • Instrumental Music Essay

    creativity. Music has various ways that it can evoke emotions of sadness or love, but no genres can do that quite the way soul music can. Listeners can understand and experience a hard time or memory that comes filled with passion and power. Artists often use song to let something out and get a struggle or story off their chests without having to talk to people about it. Instead of having to hold these thoughts in, singing allows for a first hand trip through the experience. Something that…

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