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Anthropology and contemporary human problems

Author: John H Bodley
Publisher: Lanham, MD : AltaMira Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Using the cross-cultural, evolutionary, and multi-disciplinary perspectives that are unique to anthropology, this text examines contemporary civilization's most pressing problems and generates ideas for solutions and hope for the future.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H Bodley
ISBN: 9780759111387 0759111383
OCLC Number: 145146757
Description: xv, 381 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Anthropological perspectives on contemporary human problems --
Scale, adaptation, and the environmental crisis --
Natural resources and the culture of consumption --
Malnutrition and the evolution of food systems --
Commercial factory food systems --
The population problem --
Poverty and conflict --
The future.
Responsibility: John H. Bodley.

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