Tag Archives: Yanomami

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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Secrets of the Tribe: BBC Yanomami Documentary


Napoleon Chagnon is again the focus of the storm of discontent within the American Anthropological Association.  Which motivates societies more, resources (food), reproduction (sex), population, or a combination?  How should anthropological research be conducted?  Is anthropology a science that measures, … Continue reading

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