reification   There is much discussion about what anthropologists should do or should not do with their knowledge and skills. Indeed this is not an easy issue to deal with. When it comes to anthropologists working for the industry, or even for governmental institutions, a plethora of ethical and moral controversies arise. Due to the complexity and manifoldness of the problem there can not be a simple solution, a recipe which covers all. My own position varies a bit from case to case, but I am convinced, that the stance of complete negation is fundamentally wrong. By complete negation I … Continue reading