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Op-Ed Outline - I. II. Introduction a. The Yanomami are the...

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I. Introduction a. The Yanomami are the celebrities of the rain forest. No tribe on the planet is more lauded, defamed, protected, exploited and fought over. b. But who is more fierce and primitive? Or the scholars, filmmakers, journalists and do-gooders who have studied them, publicized them and labored to "save" them for four decades? c. Scientists fear the Yanomami controversy could tarnish the reputation of anthropological research at a time when indigenous peoples are asserting their rights to restrict foreign scholars. But whatever the sins of past decades, the real issue is not the squabbles of academics. It is how to help save the Amazon's largest tribe from modern diseases and threats to their land. II. Argument a. What Napoleon Chagnon and his associate James Neel was wrong b. Anthropologists job i. They wondered if anthropology and perhaps science itself had gone astray in allowing such behavior to take place. ii. Rather than investigating these accusations, most members of anthropology seemed content to ignore them. iii.
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2010 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Stiles during the Fall '09 term at Nevada.

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Op-Ed Outline - I. II. Introduction a. The Yanomami are the...

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