Anthropology's Contribution

Doug Rutherford (ycruther@YKNET.YK.CA)
Wed, 12 Apr 1995 19:50:48 -0700

I guess the easiest answer to this is the general concept that we
(individually speaking) are not the majority. Our beliefs, values,
cultural practices are not universally accepted as the norm.

Other people have their own differing ontologies, values, etc. which
have equal validity with the ones that we, as individual anthropologists,
try to filter out of our own interpretations of our data.

It's interesting how this is viewed as a common thread in current
anthropological practice. It's unfortunate that it is not as commonly
accepted as it could be (sigh).
Douglas E. Rutherford
Yukon College, Academic Studies/Professional Studeies
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Telephone (403) 668-8809