Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Chagon, Tierney, Neel and the Yanomani

This is most balanced article i've read on the 'Darkness in El Dorado' issues that haunt anthropology.

"Anthropologists cannot simply be observers, as traditional scientific objectivity requires, but must actively take sides in any political struggle involving the peoples they are studying. And in such a struggle the norms of scientific objectivity become subordinate to the political aims."


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