Fieldwork today or cultural theft ? (part 417.2)

Michael Everson everson at
Sat Feb 8 00:42:34 UTC 1997

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At 15:49 -0500 1997-02-07, Rob Pensalfini wrote:

>Let me make an analogy to religion. Does it follow from the above that a
>native American's conversion to Christianity and a white person's
>conversion to shamanism are equally acceptable (and no, I don't mean to
>imply that all native Americans are shamans)?

Certainly they are not. Shamans come from central Asia.

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