Yanomami "Violence": Inclusive Fitness or Ethnographer's Representation?

  title={Yanomami "Violence": Inclusive Fitness or Ethnographer's Representation?},
  author={Bruce M. Albert},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={637 - 640}
  • B. Albert
  • Published 1 December 1989
  • Political Science
  • Current Anthropology
Brazilian anthropologists have recently argued that Chagnon's (I988) work advancing a sociobiologically inspired theory of Yanomami "violence" has been widely disseminated by the Brazilian press to exacerbate prejudice against these Indians and that it has given the government arguments to justify the dismemberment of their lands (see Carneiro da Cunha I989; see also Albert and Ramos, I989, Booth I989, and, for a detailed account of the Yanomami's ituation in Brazil, Albert I989 a, b). Chagnon… 

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