Re: decolonising anthropology

Richard Spear (rspear@PRIMENET.COM)
Wed, 8 Feb 1995 12:13:12 -0700

Hmmm, should all of us do this, Kathi? This seems an unnecessary
challenge to Robert ... I'm not sure what qualifications are valid for
raising ethical concerns about anthropology ... should only
anthropologists do this?

One step towards "decolonizing" anthropology (from the inside) could be
to accept criticism as presented without regard to source, yes?

Regards, Richard

On Wed, 8 Feb 1995, Kathi Kitner-Salazar wrote:

> Dear Mr. Johnson,
> Since you have caused quite an emotional and intellectual stir on
> anthro-l, I would like to know who you are, other than the mere fact
> that you apparently reside in Colorado. I mean, a big part of being
> ethical is to state your biases, which can usually be covered by
> telling where you came from.
> The primary reason I ask you this is because of your habit of issuing
> these one-sentence pronouncements, as if you feel to sit in judgement
> of all others. If that is true, than we should be able to know who
> is judging us, and what their qualifications are, moral, ethical,
> intellectual, experiential, whatever.
> Sincerely,
> Kathi R. Kitner
> cc: anthro-l