How cultures are studied

United States, 1983

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Episode number 3 of Series “Faces of culture”.
In order to make credible studies of other cultures, the anthropologist must undertake field work. This program details the work of Napoleon A. Chagnon with the Yanamamo Indians of Venezuela, with whom he lived for extended periods of time. Professor Chagnon stresses the need for the anthropologist to participate in the culture he is studying and to abide by its rules. He describes the methods of data collection which he used in order to build up a comprehensive picture of this society as it was before it would inevitably become contaminated by the outside world. Narrated by David Carradine.

Credits

production company

Coast Community College District

Holt, Rinehart and Winston

producer

Ira R. Abrams

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1983

Appears in

Faces of culture

Group of items

Faces of culture

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303895

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Anthropology

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Indians of South America

History → Anthropology

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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