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Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems by John H. Bodley

By John H. Bodley

We stay in a time of world mega-problems of unsustainable development and intake, source depletion, environment degradation, worldwide warming, escalating strength expenditures, poverty, and clash. Cultural anthropologist John H. Bodley trenchantly reviews those so much urgent matters and indicates how anthropology makes it attainable to discover ideas. the focal point on tradition scale means that many options will be stumbled on via constructing neighborhood groups supported by way of local markets and ecosystems, instead of via making the continual accumulation of monetary capital the dominant cultural strategy during the world.

Now in its 6th variation, this vintage textbook maintains to have great relevance and is extra well timed than ever in mild of the new international monetary challenge. It exposes readers to the issues of an international out of stability with misdirected progress through the elite.Bodley deals examples from prehistoric and glossy tribal societies along with of historic imperial and modern advertisement societies. scholars will locate this to be the depended on resource to construct an international view. Anthropology and modern Human Problems is perfect for adoption in anthropology and sociology classes on globalization, cultural ecology, social classification and inequality, the surroundings, sustainability, and improvement.

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