Returning to El Dorado

He must return to England to be executed. It is a book that despite the simplicity with which it is written, can not in any way be described as naive or slow going from page to page as being evidence of the painstaking historical research conducted by the author also enriched by his deep knowledge of the island Trinidad and its people. For his part, Tierney, took in his book a The Sack of El-dorado – News ResultsEl Dorado County budget session in Tahoe Lake Tahoe News – 7 hours agoEl Dorado budget briefing coming to Lake Tahoe area The Sacramento Bee – 4 hours agoEl Dorado asks voters for new schools The Wichita Eagle – Oct 18 03:56am’>El Dorado a position as a complaint, really very serious and forceful, involving the concept of “El Dorado” to a more contemporary perspective and from a critical perspective also well documented. It presents a detailed account of the terrible consequences for tribes Indians, particularly of the Yanomami ethnic group has meant the irresponsible manipulation and dubious purposes of the “supposed” anthropological studies carried out by Chagnon and his associates and followers and the apparent effort of this to become a kind of “franchise” in exclusive studies on this ethnic group and the control of their ancestral territory (with the consent of some governments suspect of Venezuela) for a protegee the intrusion of strangers. Amazon shares his opinions and ideas on the topic at hand.

On the basis of the misleading presentation of the Yanomami did Chagnon, displaying to the world as a tribe “fierce” and subsequent “studies” and films in which they handled with serious consequences of interactions between researchers and members of these tribes, presents a current picture properly structured and supported by direct interviews with eyewitnesses and descendants of these, and with plenty of documentary evidence and testimony from civil and military authorities of the region, and the testimony of members of institutions and ry s working in the area, a cluster is impossible to underestimate the evidence of the terrible consequences that can result in irresponsible anthropological research, the corruption of the authorities (not only military and government of the time but also academic) and the destruction and the end, not only the environment but the very existence of cultures that do not have any defense against the intrusion of “modern man” in their space and their lives. The book leaves open the eyes of the reader a picture that, despite being very focused on a experiencing Yanomami, has echoes in other parts of the world, in other ethnicity and cultures that have been changed and deeply affected, not always innocently, a the afana of representation of anthropologists and researchers are not entirely innocent, or at least not fully aware of the consequences of their actions. None of the two books is new to the market, but they nonetheless give us current and relevant information, both works present us with the suggestive concept of El Dorado like a dream Motorized history of the conquest of a continent in a case or as a real paradise lost by human stupidity and greed on the other. Sometimes, being on the lookout for news or for trying to stick to certain kinds of reading preferential a we ignore books like these that can open our windows to ideas, events and situations in which certainly does not delve into our daily lives.