Anthropology’s Big Problem
The biggest problem in anthropology is how to talk about its object of study. Primitive, savage and simple are prejudicial, discriminating and supremacist terms. Yet they defined the people anthropologists were particularly interested to study and why they wanted to study them.
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past and future.
What anthropologists have learnt and anthropology tries to teach is wwwwhhhhaaaatttt iiiissss wwwwrrrroooonnnngggg with thinking about real people as primitive, savage and simple.