CONTEXT of ANTHROPOLOGICAL INQUIRY

CONTEXT of ANTHROPOLOGICAL INQUIRY - read excerpt-Vine...

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read excerpt--Vine deLoria Jr. Mirror images, the culture of anthropological inquiry Reaction of Nat. Am. to anthropology skepticism, hostility, Reaction to reaction defensiveness, guilt withdrawal dispair I. The anthropology of anthropology *Self and Other--a feature of colonial European expansion--why ask why? Created inquiry in a singular historic context * A critical self-image--must ask who is doing the asking and why? not pejorative, but asking questions of the context [doing anthropology on ourselves is the basis of reflexivity] ***Comparative Perspective * Indigenous peoples--examine other situations, nature of policy and values [SW minority Institute in China] * The nature of colonial relations What did the Spanish want of the New World. ..market, labor, colonization of locals The French? Use of resources using local expertise The British? Dutch. .economic benefit, bleed off of excess labor from wage pool using British/european peasant relations emigration II. Cultural Context European cultural dynamic
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