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Natalie Del Favero Anth263 Week 9/23: 1. Regarding the film we watched in Discussion sections last week; how can the two researchers have so much confidence in being accepted into a tribal community? They spent tons of money in flight fares travelling to the remote island near Indonesia and they hiked for miles to find a tribal community that would allow them to live alongside them. What if all of the communities had turned them down? I feel that Mike and Olly were very lucky in finding an accepting tribe. 2. I admire Mike and Olly’s desire to live and learn the ways of the natives. Do anthropologists have tips or methods to adapting to a new environment? 3. Regarding the film we watched in Lecture, “Papua New Guinea:
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Unformatted text preview: Anthropology on Trial; how can modern anthropologists be so hard on Margaret Meads work in New Guinea? I was surprised to see how so many anthropologists had taken offense to her work. I think that a better approach would be to appreciate her research and add additional information with the findings of new emerging anthropologists. I understood the natives standing up for their communities, but there should be an understanding that an anthropologists fieldwork is not timeless. Communities change and evolve new traditions and anthropologists grow and may rethink some judgments they have made in the past....
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