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In the process of describing and classifying what they perceived as "savages," "barbarians," or "primitives," these individuals laid the foundations for modern anthropology.
Nevertheless, the chapters on how Malinowski collected his data and how he worked on them for publication also clearly reveal that he was an eminent scholar and rightly deserves his fame as one of the founders not only of modern anthropology but also of anthropological linguistics.
The ethnographer's eye: ways of seeing in modern anthropology, xiii+222 pages.
It seems to me that Shakespeare's "circumcised dog" invites skepticism and the kind of moral relativism that is associated with the illuminations of modern anthropology.
So intractable is the problem that few anthropologists today try to address it in the breadth with which the founders of modern anthropology dared.
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