Module I - Introduction

Discussion Exercise II

You have just finished reading about different possible interpretations of Dani warfare. I would like all of you post an opinion on our e-mail list as to why you think the Dani go to war. We will consider this issue at the end of the course hopefully armed with a good deal more information about anthropological analysis and Dani culture. For now you can just speculate and register an opening opinion.

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In my opinion the following ethnological theory best explains Dani warfare:

  1. Historical particularism (as per Heider's general orientation)
  2. Freudian psychology
  3. Structural-functionalism
  4. Marxism
  5. Cultural Ecology
  6. Other (identify)
These are discussed in Module I - Introduction, The Case of Dani Warfare.

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