¿Qué tanto influye el pasado de un académico en la percepción de su obra? Colombia: la polémica Reichel Dolmatoff Print
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Wednesday, 21 November 2012 04:57
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"AN ANTHROPOLOGIST'S PAST STEPS OUT OF THE SHADOWS" (Los Angeles Times, november 13, 2012)

Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff, one of Colombia's best-known anthropologists, was seen as something of an Indiana Jones. Now a darker element has been added to his persona.

BOGOTA, Colombia — The recent revelation of the secret Nazi past of one of Colombia's best-known anthropologists — and onetime visiting professor at UCLA — has shaken academic circles here to their core.

To many scholars, the late Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff was a charismatic Indiana Jones-like character, admired for his exploration of isolated Indian communities in the Andes, the jungles of the Panamanian isthmus and the northern Guajira Peninsula desert, places others had feared to tread.

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