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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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|1||The controversy and the broader issues at stake||3|
|2||Chagnon and Tierney in their own words||22|
|3||How the controversy has played out within American anthropology||35|
|4||Broader issues at stake in the controversy||53|
|5||Keeping Yanomami perspectives in mind||61|
|7||A platform for change||101|