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GN316.T27 2003
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TITLE: Taking sides : clashing views on controversial issues in cultural anthropology / selected, edited, and with introductions by Robert L. Welsch and Kirk M. Endicott.
ADDED TITLE: Clashing views on controversial issues in cultural anthropology
PUBLISHED: Guilford, Ct. : McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2003.
DESCRIPTION: xxi, 392 p. ; 24 cm.
EDITION: 1st ed.
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references and index.
NOTES: Theoretical orientations: Should cultural anthropology model itself on the natural sciences?; Do native peoples today invent their traditions?; Do museums misrepresent ethnic communities around the world? -- Some specific issues in cultural anthropology: Was Margaret Mead's fieldwork on Samoan adolescents fundamentally flawed?; Does language determine how we think?; Are San Hunter-Gatherers basically pastoralists who have lost their herds?; Do Hunter-Gatherers need supplemental food sources to live in tropical rain forests?; Do sexuality Egalitarian societies exit?; Is it natural for adopted children to want to find out about their birth parents?; Has the Islamic revolution in Iran subjugated women?; Are Yanomami violence and warfare natural human e
NOTES: fforts to maximize reproductive fitness?; Do some illnesses exit only among members of a particular culture? --Ethics in cultural anthropology: Did Napoleon Chagnon and other researchers harm the Yanomami Indians of Venezuela?; Does it matter if Novel Peace Prize
NOTES: Winner Rigoberta Menchu's memoir contains inaccuracies?;Should anthropologists work to eliminate the practice of female circumcision?; Do anthropologists have a moral responsibility to defend the interests of
NOTES: "Less Advantaged" communities?This [text] is a debate-style reader designed to introduce students to controversies in cultural anthropology. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading anthropolo
NOTES: gists and educators,reflect a variety of viewpoints, and have been selected for their liveliness and substance, their relevance to the topics included in college-
NOTES: level study of cultural anthropology, and because of their value in a debate framework.--Back cover.
SUBJECT: Ethnology.
ADDED ENTRY: Welsch, Robert Louis,

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