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Term paper antrho - IMELDA WIJAYA TERM PAPER 1 Secrets of the tribe is a documentary film about the controversy that arouse behind the research and

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IMELDA WIJAYA TERM PAPER 1. Secrets of the tribe is a documentary film about the controversy that arouse behind the research and publication of Yanomami people. The film shows two sides of the story: from the anthropologists’ perspective and the yanomami people’s perspective. In this film, Anthropologists accuse each other of being irresponsible in conducting their research because they exploit the Yanomami by harmful interferes with the Yanomami’s culture and their wellbeing in one way or another. In addition, the film also focuses on the misinterpretation of the Yanomami, the doubt in the validity of the data collected in the research, and the unethical conduct of the anthropologists. On the other side, the Yanomami people find that in spite of the benefits they have acquired from the anthropologist, they still feel manipulated and being taken advantage of. 2. Secrets of the tribe does not simply concentrates only on the arguments of anthropologists, and the impacts on the Yanomami people. However, the director of the film tries to stress a message to remind us that anthropologists need to consider their social responsibility particularly when dealing with human in their studies. The main point that the filmmaker wants to leave us to think is that anthropology research
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course ANTH 263 taught by Professor Boehm during the Spring '08 term at USC.

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Term paper antrho - IMELDA WIJAYA TERM PAPER 1 Secrets of the tribe is a documentary film about the controversy that arouse behind the research and

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