What We Have Here is a Failure to Collaborate

TitleWhat We Have Here is a Failure to Collaborate
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsSchrag, B
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Abstractulie Heliotrope is an anthropology Ph.D. graduate student at a major university in North America. She has spent several years in remote and isolated regions of the Amazon collecting data for her dissertation. Because she has spent many months in several communities, she has made many friends throughout the region and is acutely aware of the debt she owes the people in the Amazon. In turn, she has provided each community she has visited with much needed supplies. Because there are no roads or electricity and these are non-monetary societies, Julie knows that equipment and medical supplies are especially helpful. She has also been very careful that the items she brings will benefit entire communities, rather than individuals.