Living Room

by zunguzungu

“Natives, people confined to and by the places to which they belong, groups unsullied by contact with a larger world, have probably never existed”
–Arjun Appadurai, “Introduction: Place and Voice in Anthropological Theory”


“Whatever else modern Anthropology asserts–and it seems to have asserted almost everything at one time or another–it is firm in the conviction that men unmodified by the customs of particular places do not in fact exist, have never existed, and most important, could not in the very nature of the case exist.”
–Clifford Geertz, “The Impact of the Concept of Culture on the Concept of Man”