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  • "But I wish, instead of limiting ourselves either to the Bible, or to anecdotes about the Brothers Adam’s wigs, which Culture Hints seems to regard as the significant point about furniture, we could study some of the really stirring ideas that are springing up today—whether it’s chemistry or anthropology or labor problems—the things that are going to mean so terribly much."
  • If enough of us do this impolitely enough, then we’ll become civilized in merely twenty thousand years or so, instead of having to wait the two hundred thousand years that my cynical anthropologist friends allow….
  • And by the chance of propinquity she read scores of books unnatural to her gay white littleness: volumes of anthropology with ditches of foot-notes filled with heaps of small dusty type, Parisian imagistes, Hindu recipes for curry, voyages to the Solomon Isles, theosophy with modern American improvements, treatises upon success in the real-estate business.

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  • She majored in anthropology and just finished a report for the State Department that describes tribal customs in eastern Africa.
  • Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities.
    Alfred L. Kroeber

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