I would like you to read and respond to a classic article about anthropological fieldwork written by cultural
anthropologist Richard Lee. The article, Eating Christmas in the Kalahari, is posted below.
Please read the article and respond to each of the following questions in 2-3 sentences each. Please do
write in complete sentences.
1) WHY was Richard Lee conducting fieldwork among the Dobe Kung! people? What was his research
project, and what did he hope to learn?
2) HOW did the Dobe Kung! respond to Lee when he first came to their community? What were their first
3) WHAT happens when Lee tries to make a big show of giving a large ox to the community as a Christmas
gift? What lessons does he learn from this humbling experience?
4) WHAT BROADER LESSONS about generosity and giving can we learn from Lee’s article? Does this
make you think differently about times when you have given and received gifts?