Tag Archives: Chagnon

More Secrets of the Tribe – Yanomamö


This is another cut at one of the more interesting conflicts in contemporary anthropology.  Much has been written; Chagnon is often required reading for cultural anthropology 101 VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY Film Reviews You have free access to this content Secrets of … Continue reading

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“Secrets of the Tribe:” The Movie


The Controversy Lives on I finally sat down to watch “Secrets of the Yanomami” (or Yanomamö).  I’m glad I set my video recorder to 2 hrs, otherwise I would have missed the coda.  This documentary spares no one (and If … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Tribe: Anthropologists Wanted – Not!


  Secrets of the Tribe By Cynthia Fuchs 17 March 2011, PopMatters Film and TV Editor I’m Ashamed to Say It “We no longer want anthropologists. You shouldn’t want to study over here. It’s all over now. Do not come. We … Continue reading

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Alice Dreger: Yanomamö and more


Alice Dreger (http://www.alicedreger.com/home.html) is one of the more interesting people I’ve run into on the net.  I originally downloaded her article, “Darkness’s Descent on the American Anthropological Association” an investigation into the brouhaha surrounding Patrick Tierney’s “Darkness in El Dorado,” … Continue reading

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Anthropologists Behaving Badly: ‘Secrets of the Tribe’


Yanomami Anthropologists Behaving Badly: Jose Padilha’s ‘Secrets of the Tribe’ Does Some Digging of Its Own by Shari Kizirian In the first moments of José Padilha’s Secrets of the Tribe, about the anthropologists who study the Yanomami, we learn exactly what … Continue reading

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AAA Schism Redux


The associated post, Schism in the American Anthropological Association, has become large and unwieldy. The following posts illustrate the poles of the controversy: scientific anthropology and the post-modern humanistic positions. – carlos 12/19/10 I think science is both valuable and appropriate.  … Continue reading

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