TOK General Posts 06/16/2015

  • Professor Linton [3] first brought the ritual of the Nacirema to the attention of anthropologists twenty years ago (1936: 326), but the culture of this people is still very poorly understood. They are a North American group living in the territory between the Canadian Cree, the Yaqui and Tarahumare of Mexico, and the Carib and Arawak of the Antilles. Little is known of their origin, although tradition states that they came from the east…. [4]

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  • The court in Kota Kinabalu on Friday evening fined the four 5,000 Malaysian ringgits, about $1,332, each and sentenced them to three days in prison. Taking into account the time served already, the court ordered them freed.

    Local residents had said their behavior caused the Kota Kinabalu earthquake this month, which killed 16 people. The indigenous people of Sabah believe the tourists disrespected local culture and angered the spirit of the mountain, Bernama reported.

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  • Four Western trekkers who were accused of taking nude photographs on Malaysia’s highest peak were ordered detained on Wednesday pending an investigation into public obscenity charges, their lawyer said.

    Some local officials have been quoted as saying that the tourists’ behavior last month on Mount Kinabalu, which many in the area consider sacred, may have caused an earthquake on Friday that left 18 people on the mountain dead.

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  • Our multicultural ‘tolerance’ tells us to respect other cultures, no matter how barmy – but never demands they respect ours

    Can everyone please get a grip? Bare female breasts do not – I repeat, do NOT – cause deadly earthquakes.

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