Cultural Anthropology

Tribes, States, and the Global System
 
 
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • 7. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 2. Dezember 2019
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  • 544 Seiten
 
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978-1-5381-2791-9 (ISBN)
 
, provides balanced coverage of three dramatically different cultural worlds by focusing on problems of social inequality, human well-being, social justice, and sustainability. Author John Bodley challenges students to consider "big questions" about the nature of cultural systems: How are cultures structured to satisfy basic human needs? What is it like to be human under different cultural conditions? Are DNA, language, and environment determinants of culture? Are materialist explanations more useful than ideological ones? What are the major turning points in human history? Scale and power remains the primary theoretical framework, but cultural evolutionary perspectives have been expanded. now includes a new section discussing evolutionary cultural anthropology, a new box that updates the archaeological, biological anthropology, and genetic material on anatomically modern humans, and a discussion of the connection between evolutionary anthropology and the moral domains and values that support social cooperation. has new sections on soul beliefs and shamanism, wealth and well-being, and findings from the long-running Tsimane health project in the Bolivian Amazon. The section on the "mental abilities of tribal peoples" is revised to read "cognitive abilities" and a new discussion of working memory as a defining feature of fully modern humans is included. includes a new box presenting some of the latest genetic, linguistic, and paleoclimate findings related to the colonization of the Pacific. adds a new section on demographic-structural and cultural evolutionary theory on the rise and fall of politically centralized societies using the Seshat Global History Databank. adds a new section "A Cascade of Unsustainability Warnings" on the very alarming back to back IPCC special report on the dangers of global warming exceeding 1.5oC, published in fall 2018, and the spring 2019 IPBES Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. adds two new sections, the first questioning whether capitalism itself can be sustainable, the second considering the alternatives for adapting to climate change. Ancillary materials for both instructors and students are written by the author and include an instructor's manual, test bank, presentation slides, and an open-access companion website.
Seventh Edition
  • Englisch
  • Blue Ridge Summit
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  • USA
  • 80,01 MB
978-1-5381-2791-9 (9781538127919)
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By John H. Bodley
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 Sour: Cross-Cultural Perspectives Part III. The Imperial World States: The End of Equality 7. Pacific Islanders: From Leaders to Rulers 8. Ancient Empires: Elite Power in Mesopotamia and 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 and Impoverished World 14. Envisioning a Sustainable World

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