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The anthropologist: acknowledging suffering and redressing the loss
by Hugh Brody
About this EXP
Hugh Brody, Honorary Associate at the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge, explores the role of the anthropologist.
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Key point 1
After the N|uu language was thought to be extinct, one of the last remaining people to speak it was eager to share her stories and send a message to Nelson Mandela.
Key point 2
Acknowledging the suffering, brutality and trauma of indigenous and minority groups in the imperialist process is one significant goal of anthropology.
Key point 3
Ultimately, industrial societies have a lot to learn from indigenous peoples, and their loss is humanity’s loss.
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How the Inuit mapped their lives and reclaimed their land
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