Taking sides. Clashing views on controversial issues in anthropology

TitleTaking sides. Clashing views on controversial issues in anthropology
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsEndicott, KWRLM
Edition4th ed.
Pagination432
PublisherMcGraw-Hill/Dushkin
Place PublishedDubuque, IA
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number9780073515229
Accession Number57470048
Call NumberLC: GN25; Dewey: 306
KeywordsAnthropologie -- Aspect moral. , Anthropologie physique. , Anthropologie. , Anthropology -- Moral and ethical aspects. , Anthropology. , Archéologie. , Controversen. , Culturele antropologie. , Ethnologie.
AbstractThis book is meant to be an introduction for undergraduate students to some of the main ethical issues faced by practicing anthropologists.
Notesill. ; 24 cm.Is race a useful concept for anthropologists? -- Are humans inherently violent? -- Did Neanderthals interbreed with modern humans? -- Did people first arrive in the new world after the last ice age? -- Was there a goddess cult in prehistoric Europe? -- Did prehistoric Native Americans practice cannibalism in the American Southwest? -- Can apes learn language? -- Does language determine how we think? -- Should cultural anthropology model itself on the natural sciences? -- Was Margaret Mead's fieldwork on Samoan adolescents fundamentally flawed? -- Do native peoples today invent their traditions? -- Is it natural for adopted children to want to find out about their birth parents? -- Are San hunter-gatherers basically pastoralists who have lost their herds? -- Do some illnesses exist only among members of a particular culture? -- Is ethnic conflict inevitable? -- Should the remains of prehistoric Native Americans be reburied rather than studied? -- Did Napoleon Chagnon's research methods and publications harm the Yanomami Indians? -- Do museums misrepresent ethnic communities around the world?Includes bibliographical references and index.Clashing views on controversial issues in anthropologyselected, edited, and with introductions by Kirk M. Endicott and Robert L. Welsch.Book
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