Anthropology Reading

Read “Baseball Magic” by G. Gmelch (Textbooks>Spradley and McCurdy) and answer the following questions.

  • What is meant by the terms ritual, taboo, and fetish? Illustrate these concepts using examples from this article.
  • How are Malinowski’s and Skinner’s theories of magic alike and different? What is each designed to explain?

Your answers should be in then form of a short essay between 200 and 350 words.