Re: ANTHRO-L Digest - 25 Feb 1994 to 26

Mon, 28 Feb 1994 10:17:00 PST

The controversy over Castaneda's PhD dissertation had NOTHING to do with
plagiarism, but that he seemed to blur the distinction between his role of
ethnographer and participant and did not clearly distinguish whether he, as
author, was taking a culturally constructed reality as if it were objective
reality. See The Don Juan Papers, Richard de Mille, for an extensive
discussion of what is at issue with Castaneda's dissertation.

D. Read