I would like to mention that I did not suggest that Dr. Powdermaker underwent psychoanalysis because of her status, position, etc. It was, indeed, a possible factor I considered and made the post here to ask if there is a history between psychoanalysis and anthropologists.Thus the reason I answered how I did.
I never said it was a requirement :) Simply that if there happen to be anthropologists that underwent psychoanalysis, maybe amongst you or some article by one who did. If so, whether psychoanalysis have impacted their work as anthropologist when it comes to their bias and perspectives or whether it was irrelevant to them.I never suggested you said it was a requirement, I did suggest that it is my belief that it isn't a requirement. Anthropologists by training etc should leave their bias' behind when they are conducting work. An Anthropologist having a psychoanalytic session shouldn't mean they are suddenly more understanding of other perspectives than they were before the session. Certainly they could be more understanding of themselves, but more understanding of others?