Anthropology Assignment English homework help

Anthropology Assignment English homework help

In our first week discussion of what is religion or not, one of the scenarios was “A professional baseball player always does the exact same thing before every game – wakes up at 10:00 am, at 1:00 pm has a turkey sandwich, etc. During the game, he touches the letters on his uniform after every pitch and straightens his cap after every ball.” Anthropologists would label this as baseball magic. Why would this be the case? Do you agree with the classification? Why or why not? (Remember the emic/etic distinction!)

What other examples of American magic (or divination) can you think of? Are there any that you yourself practice?