Pierre maranda laval solomon islands he has stolen

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Pierre Maranda: Laval Solomon Islands: he has stolen their secrets. In the early day of his characters, the people were living paigins not Christians but in traditional way. There was priest with special knowledge the gained their trust and told him their secrets. He learned about their culture and secrets. In the mean time, the people became Christians, missionaries came. The priest died and with them their knowledge died. The priest were living and gave their information. They made him promise to keep the secret and to only give the knowledge to someone ho is allowed to know that information in their culture- people who are allowed are the special priests/in that line & culture. Then they all died and everyone in that community was Christian. The priest knew that it was coming, and they did not want the secrets to give it to the Christians. Maranda didn’t. There is now someone who is a trained Anglican priest who was in that line and he wanted to know the secrets. Maranda wouldn’t give it to him. Was it ethical for him to keep it? He followed the francois traditional priest then the the local priest. Pierre you are being unethical. The new priest thinks he has the right to know the information. Pierre doesnt think he’s right to know. Who is in the insider and who is the outsider and have the right to knowledge. Does he have an obligation: he want to provide the information to people, but he wants to provide the public information but not the secrets. Who has the right to knowledge/history Who has the right to speak for who? Does the anthropologist have more right or the guy from the Soloman guy? It may contribute to distruction to the culture. If he does not share information? He’s controlling the information like Colonial people. Knowledge is political and there are no easy answers. The informed consent for the approval and the basic of ethics make you do is the smallest box that does no harm. Its not obvious what “do no harm means” for Pierre Maranda. 11
ANTH 1120 Representation and Interpretation Africa is very diverse and “othering” make a large group of people seem homogenous and seem closer to nature. Seem timeless. There is no image of technology or modern Africa. A group of people who do not change, with no history. A stereotype is seen as all the same, primitive, exotic without history. All those qualities are not true, but it is the effect of these form of representation. Effect is othering, exotic, different and less civilized (big natural place). There are cities in Africa but we are left with feeling that is one big natural place (same colour, and themes). Make Africa seem homogenous. Tap into stereotypes that we have on Africa. Anthropologist tries to deconstruct these representations and “others” and make culture seem complicated. Debunk existentialism.

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