Re: Free Willy! (and James Brown!)

David Wm. Cavers (CAVERS@SSCL.UWO.CA)
Tue, 21 Jun 1994 12:51:40 -0400

Just to be sticky, the term primitive was originally used not to designate
contemporary societies, rather it was used to designate societies that
were pre-historic. The term savage was used to designate contemporary
populations that were thought to provide information on the way primitive
societies had been. Since this is no longer the project of socio-cultural
anthropology, I see no need for the continuation of the use of either of
these terms to identify any type of population. What purpose do these words