Resources Regarding Darkness in El Dorado

Selected documents for discussion concerning issues related to the publication and reception of Darkness in El Dorado, by Patrick Tierney. These documents support the reading group discussions and the three-part colloquium series organized by the Doctoral Program in Anthropology and History of the University of Michigan, SCIENCE --ETHICS -- POWER: Controversy over the Production of Knowledge and Indigenous Peoples.


Colloquium Program

Colloquium Poster (requires Acrobat or other .PDF file reader)

B. Documents

From American Anthropological Association (AAA)
  "Code of Ethics of the American Anthropological Association", June 1998.
  "Brazil's Giant Step Backward on Indigenous Rights: Report to the AAA Commission for Human Rights", by Terence Turner, February 1996.
  "New Life for the Yanomami: Association plays key role in major shift in Brazilian policy", by Terence Turner, n.d.
  "Executive Board motion on inquiry regarding Darkness in El Dorado", by Terence Turner, n.d.

"Brazilian Anthropological Association Statement, November 16, 2000,
by Rubin George Oliven.

"Report of the Medical Team of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Prof. A. Magdalena Hurtado, Statement, November 16, 2000.

Office of Indigenous Affairs in Venezuela Statement, November 17, 2000, by Gabriela Croes and Jesús Igancio Cardozo.

Terence Turner, Annotated Index of Selected Documents and Correspondence from the Collection of James V. Neel's Papers.

Terence Turner and Leslie Sponsel. "The Turner-Sponsel Memo". November 13, 2000 (an explanation of their e-mail message to the AAA).

University of Michigan, News and Information Services. Statement, September 27, 2000.

University of Michigan, News and Information Services. Statement, October 31, 2000.

University of Michigan, News and Information Services. Statement, November 13, 2000.

B. Articles

Fernando Coronil, "Darkness in the Heart of Knowledge", Current Anthropology, forthcoming

D.W. Miller, "Academic Scandal in the Internet Age", Chronicle of Higher Education, January 21, 2001

C. Reviews

Clifford Geertz. "Life among the Anthros". New York Review of Books February 8, 2001.

Kim Hill. Statement. (with additional materials)

Terence Turner. "Heart of Darkness". Review of Patrick Tierney's Darkness in El Dorado: How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon. The Bookpress, October 2000.

D. Colloquium Documents

R. Brian Ferguson, Abstract.

Terence Turner, Eugenic Ideas in James Neel's Conception of "Primitive Society".

Doctoral Program in Anthropology and History