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reader, no one else would teach it, because they were not familiar with it… and it was dropped again - p24: “the conservative and additive nature of introductory textbooks” - new views are added or mentioned, rather than transforming the main material - textbooks are written to sell; teachers seek books that cover things as they know them; so change is risky and slow - p26: “repetition and the hyperreal” - as I commented on earlier - “the Internet is often a place where old, discredited ideas go not to die, but to live on in a home for the intellectually aged.” - p26-7: failings of Boas in writing on Tsimshian myths - sounds bad… - p27: Margaret Mead ( Coming of Age in Samoa ) found what she wanted to find; may have been “hoaxed” by a key informant, and had a conflict of interest in having signed to write an ethnography based on the work - but her results were just what people wanted at the time - hugely popular and influential, in public policy, teaching, academics, law, psychology, parenting… - p27-8: Questioning of Napoleon Chagnon’s work with the Yanomamo - mostly by Patrick Tierney… whose work, in turn, has been seriously questioned - What an embarrassing litany of anthropological misrepresentation… - These kinds of “lies” are very hard to detect, often even for experts - and the best ones are so useful for supporting interesting or important claims that they get repeated over and over - becoming established as common knowledge and obviously true… - So how do we know what is true? - p28: Colonialism
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Anth 340.101: Living in our Globalized World F 2011 / Owen: Chavez Intro, Ch. 1, Steckley Ch. 1 p. 10 - claims that make dominated people seem primitive, inferior, needing our help, etc. conveniently support and justify colonialism - which also happens to be in the colonialists’ material interest - So, what knowledge should you be particularly careful or skeptical about? - that which is the most useful - which fits best with the hegemonic “common sense” - which services someone’s self-interest - especially that of the dominant class - but also your own - since false ideas are always easiest to accept if they fit the common wisdom and justify or advance your interests…
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  • Fall '11
  • Owen
  • Immigration to the United States, liminality, globalized world, − Chavez, Chavez Intro

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