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

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

by John H. Bodley
     
 

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,… See more details below

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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

Part I. The Tribal World: The World Before the State
Chapter 1. Culture: A Scale and Power Perspective
Chapter 2. Native Amazonians: Villagers of the Rain Forest
Chapter 3. Australian Aborigines: Mobile Foragers for 50,000 Years
Chapter 4. African Cattle Peoples: Tribal Pastoralists
Chapter 5. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the Tribal World

Part II. The Imperial World: The End of Equality
Chapter 6. Pacific Islanders: From Leaders to Rulers
Chapter 7. Ancient Empires in Two Worlds: Mesopotamia and the Andes
Chapter 8. The Chinese Great Tradition
Chapter 9. Hinduism and Islam in South Asia

Part III. The Commercial World: Global Capitalism
Chapter 10. The Capitalist World System
Chapter 11. The United States: An American Plutocracy
Chapter 12. An Unsustainable Global System

Part IV. Building a Sustainable World: Local to Global
Chapter 13. Tribes to Nations: Progress of the Victims
Chapter 14. Small Nations Solving Global Problems
Chapter 15. Envisioning a Sustainable World

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