Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache Topics for Discussion

Keith H. Basso
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Why does Basso think it is important to focus on "place: when doing anthropology?

What is a place-name? Explain three ways in which a name is related to a place for the Western Apache (such as by its geographical location).

What are two of the important social functions performed by place-names in Western Apache culture?

What is contained in a "place" beyond its mere geographical element?

How are place-names used to enforce social morality among the Western Apache?

What is the Western Apache conception of wisdom? What are its three components?

What does it mean to say that "wisdom sits in places"?

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