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By Claudia Strauss

"Culture" and "meaning" are crucial to anthropology, yet anthropologists don't agree on what they're. Claudia Strauss and Naomi Quinn suggest a brand new thought of cultural which means, person who supplies precedence to the way in which people's reviews are internalized. Drawing on "connectionist" or "neural community" types in addition to different mental theories, they argue that cultural meanings aren't fastened or constrained to static teams, yet neither are they always revised or contested. Their method is illustrated by way of unique learn on understandings of marriage and concepts of luck within the usa.

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Her home was in the ‘‘township’’ area on Lahore’s outskirts. We did not know what to expect when we arrived there and thought we might confront anger. Instead, there was a warm welcome and a generous spread accompanied by tea in the modest, neat, rented apartment where Nayla and her husband Dawood Pervaiz lived and where we also met other members of the family, including Nayla’s sister. It was her husband’s story that Nayla wanted us to hear. Dawood was two-and-half years old in 1947 when he was brought, with his head and elbow slashed, to one of Lahore’s refugee camps (‘‘the Walton camp, I think,’’ Nayla said).

The family had lands in the district of Sargodha, about 120 miles northwest of Lahore, mostly in a village called Mir Ahmed Sher Garh. ) In answer to questions Kalyar said: Only one Hindu family owned land in our village—the family of Bhogaram Chugh. Three or four miles from the village was the big village – or small town – of Faruka, where Sikhs, who had served in the area for a long time, had established the Khalsa High School in 1906–07. One of the schoolteachers was Master Tara Singh, a Sikh, as the last name indicates.

Awan said that after sending the Pandit and his party to the Lahore camp he managed to journey to the family’s village in Mukerian in east Punjab and to escort three of his sisters to the Pakistan border, which was 30 or so miles from Mukerian. 42 R. Gandhi and U. Gandhi He claimed that because the Awans of Mukerian were strong and united, not a single Awan girl was abducted by non-Muslims. Speaking of a fight in August 1947 between the Awans of Mukerian and Sikh groups, he said that before the Awans were forced out, they had dreamt for a while that they could ‘‘win’’ Mukerian for Pakistan.

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