Re: Being "ethnicized"

Harriet Whitehead (whitehea@WSUAIX.CSC.WSU.EDU)
Wed, 14 Dec 1994 08:04:54 -31802

Just a quick note on the "being ethnicized" by fieldwork thread. When I
returned from the meat-and-fat scarce Papua New Guinea scene, in 1990, I
was only about two weeks into my return "culture shock" when I
accompanied a friend to the supermarket. There she explained to me that
she had to purchase some skinnned chicken breasts for her cats. "You
can't tell what they put in cat-food," she said. "Chicken breasts are OK
if you remove the skin and fat where all the toxins build up." At that
point I finally understood the meaning of the concept "capitalist

Harriet Whitehead
Anthro, WSU