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Anthropology Students, 15 May 2009
I think this is a great film for anthropology students. It demonstrates
many of the hypocricies that exist within academia as well as the types
of pressures that many professionals feel within the field. I also
think it's a great introductory example for anthropology students
regarding ethics, structures of cultures, and the nature of our own
culture (how we justify normally taboo items).
I show it to my Introduction to Anthropology students every year. They
laugh, they ask questions, and they appreciate the film. I recommend
it. I've used it for years in Anthropology classes - I have students
analyze the Shelmikedmud and come up with more cultural traits. I then
follow by having them simulate the type of cultural creations that
scifi writers do - creating their own alien cultures.