Cultural Anthropology: Tribes, States, and the Global System / Edition 4

Cultural Anthropology: Tribes, States, and the Global System / Edition 4

by John H. Bodley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0072870494

ISBN-13: 9780072870497

Pub. Date: 01/01/2005

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Introduces basic concepts of cultural anthropology by comparing selected cultures of increasing scale — small-scale, autonomous tribal groups; large-scale, class-based civilizations & ancient empires; & global, industrial, & market-based civilizations — & focusing on universal issues about the human condition. Explores these issues from a comparative,

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Introduces basic concepts of cultural anthropology by comparing selected cultures of increasing scale — small-scale, autonomous tribal groups; large-scale, class-based civilizations & ancient empires; & global, industrial, & market-based civilizations — & focusing on universal issues about the human condition. Explores these issues from a comparative, anthropological perspective to determine how scale influences such basics as quality of life, domestic organization, intergroup relations, & relationship to the environment. Provides readers with a sound understanding of the worlds major cultural areas & dominant civilizations. Illustrated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072870497
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
577
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Part I. Introduction
1. Adventures in the Field: Episode One
2. Culture: A Scale & Power Perspective
Part II. The Tribal World: Before the State
3. Australian Aborigines: Mobile Foragers for 50,000 Years
4. Native Amazonians: Villagers of the Rain Forest
5. African Cattle Peoples: Tribal Pastoralists
6. Tribal World Mind, Body, and Soul: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Part III. The Imperial World: The End of Equality
7. Pacific Islanders: From Leaders to Rulers
8. Ancient Empires: Elite Power in Mesopotamia & the Andes
9. Asian Great Traditions: Ideological Foundations
10. Scale Limits: The Breakdown of States
Part IV. The Commercial Global System
11. Europe and the Commercial World
12. American Plutocracy: Capitalism in the United States
Part V. Conclusions
13. An Unsustainable & Impoverished World
14. Envisioning a Sustainable World
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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