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By Catherine Lutz, Anne Lutz Fernandez

For many of the 20th century, America's love affair with the automobile went unchallenged. fuel costs have been saved low, ever extra roads and highways equipped and maintained, and this year's version constantly seemed a bit larger than final year's. Then, in quite brief order, gasoline jumped to $4 a gallon, the housing bubble imploded and the present fiscal challenge was once upon us. unexpectedly, automobile proprietors had cause to question what's on common, their largest loved ones fee. Carjacked will get into the beef of America's obsession with autos and explodes fantasy after fantasy alongside the best way. whereas the automobile's contribution to international warming and the results of unstable fuel costs are is celebrated, the issues american citizens face on a daily basis as a result of their vehicles are even more frequent and but less recognized - from the unbelievable $14,000 in line with 12 months that the common automobile charges to possess to the uptick of incidences of weight problems and bronchial asthma that motor vehicle possession possible motives to the greater than 6 million vehicle injuries a yr at a price of $230 billion. Carjacked sheds new mild at the advanced effect of the auto on American society and exhibits us easy methods to increase a brand new and more healthy relationship with vehicles, a dating that's either more affordable and greener.

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E. Durkheim et M. Mauss, De quelques formes primitives de classification; in Aooee sociologique VI (1901-1902), p. 11 ff. SO The ga1Jtfik on the other band belongs to the latar of whoever is organizing the game ; he belongs to the same group as the girls and so the things of this group are automatically indicated for the making of this figure. The abuse and argument dutifully evoked by the stealing of the materials for the ni ]owong doll are completely parallel to the ritual opposition at every ( exogamous) marriage as it is still seen more or less clearly in various parts of Indonesia.

The things themselves and all this ritual setting of the scene must remind us immediately of the custom still observed on Java whereby on the eve of their marriage the bride and bridegroom sit for some time side by side in state in the most sacred spot in the Javanese house, in front of the kobongan; the space inside it is entirely taken up by a kind of bed of state, and there are also all kinds of toilet articles (a little mirror, a hair comb, sweet-scented oil), an old-fashioned basin and an earthen-ware or copper pot, with sacrifices to the ancestors; on certain days incense is also burned there.

Vill marry all the same ! 18 Now a satisfactory explanation of the lakon Sri Sedana has proved possible from our present standpoint, we must obviously also try, by 17 18 It is not unlikely that also in this manner in which Buyut Wangkeng is served his food we may see a mythical reminiscence of something which actually took place at the initiation. A. W. st Australia, 1904, p. 563) teils us that with the tribe of the Ngarigo the novices are not allowed to touch any cooked food with their hands during the initiation; it is put into their mouths by their patrons.

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