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Feeding Desire Ch. 5

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Anthropology
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ANTA02H3
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Maggie Cummings

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F.D CHAPTER FIVE:
Slavery:
light skin color is a sign of status for former slaves
white arabs hate that they become dark b.c of illness, bad food, lack
of milk
ogreen instead of black
female haratin wear black hawlis
Quasi-relatives = sense of mutual obligation btw masters and slaves
Wealthier arab families have regular sevants
Generations of educated slaves
Life of fattened:
oImmobile leisure is the ideal of female existences
Entirely dependent on the forced wrker caste
Thorstein Veblen:
Existence of a servant class enables a life of conspicuous leisure, by
those at the top and particularly by women at the top (b.c they get to
exempted from labor first)
A license to leisure: womens work:
womens role = not to do, not to work
owork = consumption , not production
otask = investment of material good in their own bodies
fattening is a sign and justification for abstaining from a labor a
license to leisure
boys wrk in head work
ogirls is stomach work
ogirls work = anit-work = to get fat
b.c slaves are reducing woman fear the may lose their men to more
obliging brides
women have limited control over their body and can make their own
sort of contribution to their families and society
womens main work in life = fattening
Subsisting in the Sahara: mens work:
economic strategies: herding and trade
remained constant:
o1. Quick increase in value that wealth is blood livestock
o2. The substantial increase in the value of all kinds of goods that
can accrue when they are mover over long distances
frequent item of trade = animal reproduction and by the movement of
goods, including animals, over long distances in order to create profit
livestock = main type of wealth inherited
opays brideprice
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F.D CHAPTER FIVE: Slavery: light skin color is a sign of status for former slaves white arabs hate that they become dark b.c of illness, bad food, lack of milk o green instead of black female haratin wear black hawlis Quasi-relatives = sense of mutual obligation btw masters and slaves Wealthier arab families have regular sevants Generations of educated slaves Life of fattened: o Immobile leisure is the ideal of female existences Entirely dependent on the forced wrker caste Thorstein Veblen: Existence of a servant class enables a life of conspicuous leisure, by those at the top and particularly by women at the top (b.c they get to exempted from labor first) A license to leisure: womens work: womens role = not to do, not to work o work = consumption , not production o task = investment of material good in their own bodies fattening is a sign and justification for abstai
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