the anthropological study of kinship and relatedness
We have spoken about the concepts of culture of poverty explanations and structural violence explanations in this course. Define these two concepts. Which do you think is a better explanation of the ongoing poverty in Lesotho amidst the AIDS epidemic? Give specific examples of structural violence from Infected Kin. (Consider explaining what you think a purely culture of poverty style explanation of life in Mokhotlong would look like?) Does Block think structural violence is sufficient to explain Mokhotlong? Why or why not? How do you think we should strike a balance between these two kinds of explanations for inequality?