Author(s): Comitas L
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Abstract This paper is a call for awareness and continual examination of the multifaceted nature of ethics and closely related ideas as they relate to anthropology. At the very least, the lack of common understanding of these ideas has been and continues to be a pressing prblem for all who practice anthropology. In this vein, abbreviated etymologies of these critical concepts are put forth as prologue to forays into ethics in the academy and of science as context for ethical maneuver. Shifting conditions in anthropology are then described in relation to altered ethical orders with examples of early hints of the contemporary scene being drawn from Oscar Lewis's commentary on the raucous reception in Mexico of his book The Children of Sanchez.
This article was published in Ann N Y Acad Sci
and referenced in Anthropology