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Unformatted text preview: Yanomami the fierce controversy and what we can learn from it Robert Borofsky Hawaii Pacific University with Bruce Albert, Raymond Hames, Kim Hill, Lda Leito Martins, John Peters, and Terence Turner university of california press berkeley los angeles london University of California Press Berkeley and Los Angeles, California University of California Press, Ltd. London, England 2005 by the Regents of the University of California Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Borofsky, Robert, 1944 Yanomami : the fierce controversy and what we can learn from it / Robert Borofsky ; with Bruce Albert . . . [et al.]. p. cm.(California series in public anthropology ; 12) Includes bibliographic references and index. isbn 0-520-24403-6 (cloth : alk. paper) isbn 0-520-24404-4 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Yanomamo IndiansStudy and teaching (Higher) 2. Yanomamo IndiansPublic opinion. 3. Yanomamo IndiansSocial conditions. 4. Anthropological ethics Study and teaching (Higher) 5. AnthropologyAuthorship. 6. AnthropologyField work. 7. Anthropologists Professional relationships. I. Albert, Bruce. II. Title. III. Series. f 2520.1. y 3 b 67 2005 200404049781 Manufactured in the United States of America 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of ansi/niso z 39.48-1992 ( r 1997) ( Permanence of Paper ). 8 CONTENTS Acknowledgments ix A Note to Teachers xi A Personal Note to Undergraduates xiii Suggested Yanomami/Yanomam Films xvii Helping the Yanomami xix Map xx PART I 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 in American Anthropology 35 4 Broader Issues at Stake in the Controversy 53 5 Keeping Yanomami Perspectives in Mind 61 6 You Decide 72 7 A Platform for Change 101 xiii Yanomami: The Fierce Controversy and What We Can Learn from It deals with one of the most explosive controversies in the history of anthropology. It has all sorts of ideas that will intrigue you, that will challenge you, that will make you thinkjust what you want from your college education. But it is important to see the forest through the trees in this controversy, to grasp the bigger picture rather than getting lost in a mass of details. What follows are some reading techniques that you can apply not only to this book but to scores of books in other classes. These techniques will be especially useful in reading part 2....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ANTH 103 taught by Professor Moodie during the Fall '07 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
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