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Tierney's research is meticulous and exhaustive (and includes the discovery of sound recording outtakes never before heard). He has penned a riveting story backed by a flood of facts that condemn Chagnon and his cohorts, and those who continue to abuse the Yanomami:
In the economics of exoticism the more remote and more isolated a tribal group is, the greater its market value. As the last intact aboriginal group, the Yanomami were in a class by themselves, poster people whose naked, photogenic appeal was matched by their unique genetic inheritance. Their blood was as coveted by scientists as their image was by photographers.Anthropologists have been fearful of public reaction to the Chagnon scandal, and for good reason. As Yanomami spokesman Davi Kopenawa says, "For many years now anthropologists have been saying how exotic we Yanomami are. But when we finally tell our story the world will find out who is truly exotic." --Lesley Reed --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Amazing revelation of meddling of academics and consequences to native populations.Published 3 months ago by edward farber
Tierney's motto seems to be "Don't confuse me with the facts, my mind is made up." Wishing to believe that human beings are naturally peaceful and cooperative, and finding... Read morePublished 13 months ago by othoniaboys
A neglected masterpiece, sent to oblivion by evolutionary anthropologists protecting themselves and their profession. Beautifully written, copiously annotated. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Joseph G. Pfeffer
It is a piece of propaganda from start to end. It is so bad that it could have been written by the propaganda section of the KGB. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Natan Avram
This is one of the best books I've ever read (and I'm a good reader). Hard to believe and Anthropologic book can be so good.Published on November 3, 2009 by David Garces
I was an anthropology major in the late 1980's at UC Santa Barbara. Chagnon was my professor for Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. Read morePublished on November 30, 2008 by Kaobowa
a review below states "This book should be titled 'lies and deception'. Even extreme anthropological Marxists like Ferguson and Harris - whose ideas Tierney uses - have distanced... Read morePublished on April 11, 2006 by Amazon Customer
As a layman I cannot comment on the soundness of the allegations in the book, though at face value they present a riveting indictment on the fact that 500 years after Columbus the... Read morePublished on September 18, 2005 by Saul Guerrero
This book should be titled 'lies and deception'. Even extreme anthropological Marxists like Ferguson and Harris - whose ideas Tierney uses - have distanced themselves from this... Read morePublished on October 6, 2004 by Just a few words