Note: Role of palm: showing palm sign of intimacy, healing. Palm covering associated with social stratification. Circum-Pacific: men dance holding an object. Turning and moving in space. Feuding as ecological response to keep population small and dispersed. Response by Alan Lomax to criticisms of Herbert Barry, whose data was used. Parlametrics lecture by Carol Kulig, discussion of vocal qualities - breathiness, etc. Alan Lomax on complexity and more on Herbert Barry. Work organization. Alan Lomax: "Stanley Udy made the most cynical discovery in the history of social science. He found that when you had work teams organized so that the usufruct went into the pockets of the owners and laborers could be forced to work rather than joining the teams voluntarily, then this system, once established, tends to spread and eliminate all the other systems. This is the threat that tyranny always had for all human societies. It's more efficient." No matter how work is organized, face to face elements - whether people help each other in systems of friendship and neighborhood help, can't be controlled by a central authority, but depend on local culture and tradition. Body presentation. Energy factor and work team organization. Child rearing (turns out to be the feeding factor). Need for more data.
About the session: Alan Lomax and Conrad Arensberg give a lecture entitled "Cantometrics, The Coevolution of Expressive, Productive, and Cultural Systems: Vocal performance, cultural evolution, movement style, social structures, hierarchy, taxonomy of culture" at the 1976 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The theme that year was Science and Our Expectations: Bicentennial and Beyond.
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