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What the Nuer film did not show us:

What the Nuer film did not show us:

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  1. What the Nuer film did not show us:

  2. The rainy season

  3. agriculture

  4. The civil war

  5. The Nuer film did show us (in large part) who does what with whom, when and where.

  6. TODAY’S TOPIC How spatial and temporal patterning of behavior encodes cultural definitions and transmits social information.

  7. CYBERNETIC IDEA #1 • Structure is the precipitate of process. • Structure is learned from experience. • Structure is encoded (embodied) information. • Structure alters probabilities.

  8. CYBERNETIC IDEA #2 • Meaning arises from the intersection of two lines of information.

  9. KENYA

  10. Nairobi

  11. KALENJIN CHILDREN’S RIDDLES • An archer’s bow across the sky • A rainbow • All white cows, red bull • Teeth and tongue • I lingered on the path • The moon

  12. THE RIDDLE • Mit-o kwan mu • There are intestines [in] an abdomen • What is like an abdomen full of intestines?

  13. THE ANSWER What is like an abdomen full of intestines? • Ko ole mi bich. • A house where there are people.

  14. The riddle refers to butchering a cow

  15. The answer deals with “people” and “houses”

  16. Ko ole mi bich. • A house where there are men. person = chi / ji chito people = bich bik child = lakwa lakwet children = lagoi lagok

  17. Bik (people)

  18. Lagok (children)

  19. Definition of a "house" (got) • The structure,a married woman's house(got ap mosop)

  20. Definition of a "house" (got) • Each newly married woman has a housebuilt for her(got ap mosop)

  21. Definition of a "house" (got) 2. the members of the household: a wife and her children

  22. Definition of a "house" (got) 3. a set of full brothers

  23. Definition of a "house" (got) 4. People who recognize common descent

  24. kimonjogut -------

  25. "Woman Marriage" Ko - tun - ji toloch To marry someone as a house post i.e. to take in a daughter-in-law to shore up a failing house

  26. window in injor ------

  27. A kokwet or primary community