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Anthropology and contemporary human problems

Author: John H Bodley
Publisher: Mountain View, Calif. : Mayfield Pub., ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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"Can the earth satisfy, on a sustained basis, the basic needs of more than 6 billion people? How do the problems of exploitation, injustice, and environmental degradation relate to increases in the scale and complexity of societies, economies, and the concentration of wealth? What are the costs and benefits of a global commercial culture? The fourth edition of John H. Bodley's Anthropology and Contemporary Human  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John H Bodley
ISBN: 076741845X 9780767418454
OCLC Number: 44586510
Description: x, 278 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Anthropological Perspectives on Contemporary Human Problems --
2. Adaptation, Culture Scale, and the Environmental Crisis --
3. Natural Resources and the Culture of Consumption --
4. Malnutrition and the Evolution of Food Systems --
5. Commercial Factory Food Systems --
6. The Population Problem --
7. Poverty and Conflict --
8. The Future.
Responsibility: John H. Bodley.
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Using the cross-cultural, evolutionary, and multi-disciplinary perspectives that are unique to anthropology, this text examines some of the contemporary civilization's most pressing problems and  Read more...

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