Ours was a family bound by an unacknowledged credo; it does not exist; if pain is given no voice, it lacks power to harm.
--Solveig Torvik, Prologue to her novel, "Nikolai's Fortune.
Anthropology teaches us that what we name exists. If we don't name it, it does not exist in our world. Knowledge is a social reality. In other words, we create by naming and labeling and defining.