[Marxism] Fwd: 'Noble Savages': Chagnon's new book triggers resignation and protests
lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Feb 28 11:00:43 MST 2013
My name is Sarah Gilbertz and I work for Survival International, a
tribal rights organization. I saw that you wrote about Napoleon Chagnon
and his new book 'Noble Savages' and I thought you might be interested
in our latest Press Release.
Not only has Marshall Sahlins, 'the world's most respect anthropologist
alive today' resigned from the Academy of Sciences but a large group of
anthropologists specializing in the Brazilian and Venezuelan Yanomami
have issued a joint statement condemning Chagnon's work:
The Yanomami themselves have spoken out about Chagnon who has described
them as ‘sly, aggressive and intimidating’, and claimed they ‘live in a
state of chronic warfare’. Chagnon's work has also had damaging
consequences for the rights of the Yanomami.
Below I'm sending our press release which includes a statement by Davi
Kopenawa, a spokesman for the Yanomami and President of a Yanomami
Survival International has compiled a list of materials on the Chagnon
Please get in touch if you are interested in covering this or if you
have any questions.
Tel: (+44) (0)20 7687 8710
SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE:
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