And there are ethical issues that, as King admits, Boas and his students have generally forgotten. Mead spent nine months, interrupted by a hurricane, in Samoa; She interviewed fifty girls in three small villages on one of the five inhabited American-Saxon islands; She never came back. Yet she wrote things like: “At the top of our list of explanations, we must place the deep lack of feeling that Samoans have conventionally made until this is the very framework of their whole attitude towards life.” She suspected of understanding not only the Samoian practices, but also the Samoan way of being in the world. She spoke for the Samoans. Mead was a cultural anthropologist, and the rise of cultural anthropology is the theme of King`s book. It is a group biography of Franz Boas, who established cultural anthropology as an academic discipline in the United States, and four of Boas many protégés: Ruth Benedict, Zora Neale Hurston, Ella Cara Deloria and Mead. King argues that these people were on the front line of the greatest moral struggle of our time: the struggle to prove that, despite differences in skin color, sex, competence or custom, humanity is an undivided thing. A company that has invaded its national roots and identity because it has become multinational with institutions in many countries and no superior sense of commitment or loyalty to any of them. These companies typically relocate their production sites from one country to another in response to labour costs and tax benefits. As a result, they are generally independent and beyond the control of a national political system. By the end of the 20th century, multinationals had a great influence on previously isolated Aboriginal societies. Multinationals are also known as multinationals. A more serious and complex incident involved research with the Yanomami, an indigenous group that lives in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and Venezuela.
Beginning in the 1960s, anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon and James Neel, a geneticist, researched among the Yanomami. Dr. Neel was interested in studying the impact of radiation from nuclear explosions on people in remote areas. Chagnon studied theories about the role of violence in Yanomami society. In 2000, American journalist Patrick Tierney published a book on chagnon and the research of Neel: Darkness in El Dorado: How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon. The book contained many surprising accusations, including the claim that the couple had deliberately infected the Yanomami with measles, triggering an epidemic that killed thousands of people. The book also claimed that Neel had conducted medical experiments without the Yanomami`s consent and that Chagnon had deliberately provoked conflicts between Yanomami groups so that he could investigate the resulting violence. Sociocultural anthropologists are increasingly investigating “Western” culture. In 1997, Philippe Bourgois won the Margaret Mead Prize for In Search of Respect, a study on entrepreneurs in a Harlem Crack-den.