Yanomami increases questions important to the sphere of anthropology—questions in regards to the perform of fieldwork, the creation of data, and anthropology's highbrow and moral imaginative and prescient of itself. utilizing the Yanomami controversy—one of anthropology's most renowned and explosive imbroglios—as its place to begin, this ebook attracts readers into not just reflecting on yet refashioning the very middle and soul of the self-discipline. it's either the main up to date and thorough public dialogue of the Yanomami controversy on hand and an cutting edge and looking out evaluate of the present nation of anthropology.

The Yanomami controversy got here to public consciousness during the ebook of Patrick Tierney's best-selling e-book, Darkness in El Dorado, during which he accuses James Neel, a renowned geneticist who belonged to the nationwide Academy of Sciences, in addition to Napoleon Chagnon, whose introductory textual content at the Yanomami may be the best-selling anthropological monograph of all time, of significant human rights violations. This ebook identifies the moral dilemmas of the talk and increases deeper, structural questions about the self-discipline. A element of the publication is dedicated to a different roundtable within which very important students on diversified aspects of the problems debate backward and forward with one another. This structure attracts readers into determining, for themselves, the place they stand at the controversy’s—and a lot of anthropology’s—central matters.

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