Yanomami: The Fierce Controversy and What We Can Learn from It / Edition 1

Yanomami: The Fierce Controversy and What We Can Learn from It / Edition 1

by Rob Borofsky
     
 


"If there is one book that redefines anthropology for the 21st century, this is it. It is a ground-breaking study that takes us to the ethical heart of the social sciences. Using the Yanomami controversy as a lens for examining anthropology itself, Borofsky asks anthropologists — from introductory students to advanced scholars — how we shouldSee more details below

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"If there is one book that redefines anthropology for the 21st century, this is it. It is a ground-breaking study that takes us to the ethical heart of the social sciences. Using the Yanomami controversy as a lens for examining anthropology itself, Borofsky asks anthropologists — from introductory students to advanced scholars — how we should craft the values that define our work and ourselves. This is an essential book for our times."—Carolyn Nordstrom, University Notre Dame

"What better way to learn anthropology than through one of its great controversies? Written in a lucid and concise manner, Yanomami is really two books in one: First, it is a riveting, issues-oriented text that is ideal for sparking interest and provoking discussion among introductory students; second it is an invaluable analysis of critical disciplinary questions that every anthropologist and anthropologist-in-the-making need ponder."—Alex Hinton, Rutgers University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520244047
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/31/2005
Series:
California Series in Public Anthropology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
391
Sales rank:
1,199,595
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

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Helping the Yanomami
1The controversy and the broader issues at stake3
2Chagnon and Tierney in their own words22
3How the controversy has played out within American anthropology35
4Broader issues at stake in the controversy53
5Keeping Yanomami perspectives in mind61
6You decide72
7A platform for change101
Photographic interlude106
8Round one109
9Round two157
10Round three210
11Three assessments282

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