"Noble Savage" and the boby shop

Karen Szala-Meneok (a7526003@MCMAIL.CIS.MCMASTER.CA)
Mon, 17 Oct 1994 20:24:59 +0059

Dear Hilary,

I'm posting this response to you and the rest of the list since I think your
query is related to a recent thread on Anthro-l dealing with how indigeneous
peoples treat the environment. Some of those participants and lurkers might be
interested in reinstating this discussion from the angle you propose.

I used that thread as the basis of discussion in an introductory section of
cultural anthropology (many body shop T-shirts in attendance) a few weeks
ago. Some of my students are now quite motivated to pursue this "thread" in
the context of their essays and are in search of sources on the topic.

In this regard I'm inviting list-members who mentioned some very
interesting examples in that "Noble Savage" thread to post references
for my students and for Hilary.

Hilary, if you would like to see the postings for this thread - consult
the "Welcome" message sent to you when you came aboard Anthro-l - to access
the list archives for this topic. Alternatively, inquire with the
list-manager for further instructions.

May I start the ball rolling by recommending:

Pandian, Jacob
1985 Anthropology and the Western Tradition.

Best Wishes,
Karen Szala-Meneok
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario