Re: Decolonizing anthropology
Alx V. Dark (avd5863@IS.NYU.EDU)
Wed, 1 Feb 1995 00:24:00 -0500
On Mon, 30 Jan 1995, Jim Eighmey wrote:
> I hope such vague positions are not held by many in the archaeological
> community. Is this decolonization or deconstruction?
> Jim Eighmey
> Department of Anthropology >>>---------->
> Arizona State University
> Tempe, AZ. 85287-2402
[Proposals of Robert Johnson deleted: essentially; no more anthro./arch.
appropriation of knowledge without recognition of it as property, and
ditto for material artifacts; return of "sacred geography" and
reparations for past theft and destruction of "lives, land, and
Deconstruction? I've not yet seen so many moral and theoretical issues
dismissed so quickly (2 lines) on this list. While vague, I thought the
underlying principles of the matter were basically sound, if difficult to
operationalize. What groundrules should we follow to insure our work
isn't taking ideas/objects of value without returning something of equal
value, if these don't suit the 2 posters so far who dismiss them?
Alx V. Dark Department of Anthropology
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