The Ethics of Anthropology and Amerindian Research: Reporting on Environmental Degradation and Warfare

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The Ethics of Anthropology and Amerindian Research: Reporting on Environmental Degradation and Warfare


Chacon, Richard J. and Mendoza, Rubén G.

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Springer-Verlag New York

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New York, NY

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The decision to publish scholarly findings bearing on the question of Amerindian environmental degradation, warfare, and/or violence is one that weighs heavily on anthropologists. This burden stems from the fact that documentation of this may render descendant communities vulnerable to a host of predatory agendas and hostile modern forces.


Introduction / Chacon, Richard J. et al
Ethical and Political Ramifications of the Reporting/Non-Reporting of Native American Ritualized Violence / Cobb, Charles R. et al.
The Portrayal of Native American Violence and Warfare: Who Speaks for the Past? / Dye, David H. et al.
Catawba Indians’ Adaptive Response to Colonialism / Bauer, Brooke
Maya Hunting Sustainability: Perspectives from Past and Present / Emery, Kitty F. et al.
Sympathetic Ethnocentrism, Repression, and Auto-repression of Q’eqchi’ Maya Blood Sacrifice / Demarest, Arthur A. et al.
Relativism, Revisionism, Aboriginalism, and Emic/Etic Truth: The Case Study of Apocalypto / Hansen, Richard D.
Mythologies of Conquest / Mendoza, Rubén G. et al.
Imagining Human Alteration of Ancient Landscapes in Central and South America / Hoopes, John W.
Overstating, Downplaying, and Denying Indigenous Conquest Warfare in Pre-Hispanic Empires of the Andes / Ogburn, Dennis E.
Violence, Indigeneity, and Archaeological Interpretation in the Central Andes / Arkush, Elizabeth
Conservation or Resource Maximization? Analyzing Subsistence Hunting Among the Achuar (Shiwiar) of Ecuador / Chacon, Richard J.
The Studied Avoidance of War as an Instrument of Political Evolution / Carneiro, Robert L.
Medical Ramifications of Failing to Acknowledge Amerindian Warfare, Violence, Social Inequality, and Cultural Enigmas / Walden, John
Ancestral Pueblos and Modern Diatribes: An Interview with Antonio Chavarria of Santa Clara Pueblo, Curator of Ethnology, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, New Mexico / Chavarria, Antonio et al.
Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Degradation: An Indigenous Perspective / Esquit-Choy, Alberto
The Logic of Indigenous Voice / Oakes, M. Gregory
Discussion and Conclusions / Chacon, Richard J. et al.


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