Can an anthropologist's interpretation or an outsider's theory be dangerous?

Read this anthropologist's dissertation outline and how he implemented Gunnar Myrdal's theories in an Indigenous community:

"An Introduction of Family Planning Program to Akhas in Thailand"

 

For more:

Untimely Cut - The Sterilization of Akha Women by Paul W. Lewis

 

More on the medical plight of Akha women brought forth by Paul Lewis' anthropology:

http://www.akha.org/

 

That's the result if the current practice in social/cultural anthropology is translated into developmental or applied anthropology using interpretations and theories foreign to a culture it wants to change and develop.

 

 



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