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作者 Borofsky, Rob
書名 Yanomami : The Fierce Controversy and What We Can Learn from It
出版項 Berkerley : University of California Press, 2005
國際標準書號 9780520938564 (electronic bk.)
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版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (417 pages)
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系列 California Series in Public Anthropology Ser. ; v.12
California Series in Public Anthropology Ser
附註 Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- A Note to Teachers -- A Personal Note to Undergraduates -- Suggested Yanomami/Yanomamö Films -- Helping the Yanomami -- Map -- PART I -- 1 The Controversy and the Broader Issues at Stake -- 2 Chagnon and Tierney in Their Own Words -- 3 How the Controversy Has Played Out in American Anthropology -- 4 Broader Issues at Stake in the Controversy -- 5 Keeping Yanomami Perspectives in Mind -- 6 You Decide -- 7 A Platform for Change -- Photographic Interlude -- PART II -- 8 Round One -- 9 Round Two -- 10 Round Three -- 11 Three Assessments -- Appendix: Summary of the Roundtable Participants' Positions -- References -- Index
Yanomami raises questions central to the field of anthropology--questions concerning the practice of fieldwork, the production of knowledge, and anthropology's intellectual and ethical vision of itself. Using the Yanomami controversy--one of anthropology's most famous and explosive imbroglios--as its starting point, this book draws readers into not only reflecting on but refashioning the very heart and soul of the discipline. It is both the most up-to-date and thorough public discussion of the Yanomami controversy available and an innovative and searching assessment of the current state of anthropology. The Yanomami controversy came to public attention through the publication of Patrick Tierney's best-selling book, Darkness in El Dorado, in which he accuses James Neel, a prominent geneticist who belonged to the National Academy of Sciences, as well as Napoleon Chagnon, whose introductory text on the Yanomami is perhaps the best-selling anthropological monograph of all time, of serious human rights violations. This book identifies the ethical dilemmas of the controversy and raises deeper, structural questions about the discipline. A portion of the book is devoted to a unique roundtable in which important scholars on different sides of the issues debate back and forth with each other. This format draws readers into deciding, for themselves, where they stand on the controversy's--and many of anthropology's--central concerns. All of the royalties from this book will be donated to helping the Yanomami improve their healthcare
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Borofsky, Rob Yanomami : The Fierce Controversy and What We Can Learn from It Berkerley : University of California Press,c2005 9780520244047
主題 Yanomamo Indians -- Study and teaching (Higher);Yanomamo Indians -- Public opinion.;Yanomamo Indians -- Social conditions.;Anthropological ethics -- Study and teaching (Higher);Anthropology -- Authorship.;Anthropology -- Fieldwork.;Anthropologists -- Professional relationships
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Alt Author Albert, Bruce
Hames, Raymond
Hill, Kim
Martins, Lêda Leitão
Martins, Lêda Leitão
Turner, Terence
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