Joseph M. O'Neal (josephon@ADMIN.STEDWARDS.EDU)
Thu, 11 May 1995 08:53:42 CDT

On May 10, Richley Crapo asked, "when has anthropology not been regarded
as an "odd-ball science" by outsiders?"

What concerned me about Nancy Scheper-Hughes' review is that she is an
anthropologist at Berkeley. She also wrote an outstanding study (IMHO)
about children's death in Brazil, _Death Without Sorrow_. Thus we have
an anthropologist declaring cultural anthropology (though she speaks of
anthropology, her comments aren't very germane to the other subfields) to
be moribund.

Joseph M. O'Neal 512-448-8745
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