Below are resources related to the “Yanomami of Venezuela and Brazil” chapter of Native Nations: The Survival of Indigenous Peoples, 3rd Edition, edited by Sharlotte Neely and Douglas W. Hume.
The Yanomami’s struggle for cultural survival is a constant battle, see for example the numerous recent new stories about them.
Agencies & Organizations
- Anthropologists tend to view themselves as the defenders of Indigenous Peoples. Among the Yanomami there developed a controversy within the discipline of anthropology over whether anthropologists were helping or exploiting the group. Briefly outline the main issues in this controversy.
- What do you think the truth of the matter is?
- Darkness in El Dorado Controversy
- Hume, Douglas William. 2013. “Anthropology: Tribal Warfare.” Nature 494 (7437): 310.
- Hume, Douglas William. 2016. “Darkness in Academia: Cultural Models of How Anthropologists and Journalists Write About Controversy.” World Cultures eJournal 21 (1).
Contemporary Yanomami People
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