WORLDVIEW: The result of our attempts to make the world meaningful, what do we
understand to be reality, what’s real and what is not real.
Multiple worldviews may coexist in a single culture, or a single worldview
Worldviews may shape everything.
Anyone who dies have died from someone who has wished they died & cast
a spell on them, other than of old age.
Someone who has been paid to does sorcery “poison” your food. Trobriands
share a lot too, so sometimes it’s hard to trust.
Sorcery is an attack on marital lineages (ties through women family)
Every person is a reincarnation of his or her ancestor.
When someone dies everyone has to look sad, anyone with any tie has to
grieve (certain ways to cry).
LANGUAGE, CULTURE & REALITY: Speech and language makes us human. Just from
listening to people speak, you can learn a lot about the person (age, gender, emotion,
Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis: A systematic relationship between the categories of the
language a person speaks and how that person understands the world and behaves
in it. Different language patterns yield different patterns of thought.
Based on fieldwork of Hopi, was not easy to study, they don’t have nouns and
tenses. They see the world as process oriented.
Argued that the difference of the language showed a difference i