robert johnson the food

Daniel A. Foss (U17043@UICVM.BITNET)
Mon, 6 Mar 1995 17:52:23 CST

account for and explain, in an abstract, general way, robert johnsonism as a
whole, and to have done so, actually, before the particular specimen, Robert
Johnson, of robert johnsonism came into existence.
The reference is to Jean-Jacques Simand, "Ghosts and Shadows: The Reduction
of North American Natives," in James A. Clifton (Ed.), The Invneted Indian,
Trans-Action Books, 1990. Readers will take heart from Simand's final
paragraph, where it is stated that there is no need for anyone, non-Native
or Native, to feel guilty. (The article is Ch. 17 in a collection of
articles mostly written by anthropologists; Simand himself is Professor
of Sociology at Laval University in Quebec.)
Slight inaccuracies in the application of the theoretical model to the
particular case are wholly attributable to the assumption that robert johnsons
in general are sane. No sociological theory should be expected to predict an
occurrence to the contrary.

Daniel A. Foss