More on cross-cultural anthropology?

Fri, 11 Nov 1994 10:44:28 -0800

After reading both Eve Pinsker's and Bob Graber's response on how anthropology
is cross-cultural I want to take the conversation one step further.

If some anthropologists, part of the time, do do cross-cultural research,
should we consider revising how anthropology is described in textbooks and
the other means by which we state what anthropology is? One of the fundamental
things I learned in all of my indroductory and upperdivision classes was that
anthropology was cross-cultural in its research. So, I assumed, maybe
incorrectly, that ALL anthropologists pursued this approach. At least
at the time it made a whole lot of sense to me.

Now I am mainly concerned with archaeology. Most of the CRM work is not
cross-cultural. I am just a concerned citizen in this aspect.

Again, thanks for listening to my delema.

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