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Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems

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Resource depletion, global warming, escalating energy costs, poverty, conflict. As human life becomes increasingly complicated, cultural anthropologist John H. Bodley conceives a work that closes in on the social and environmental problems of our time and explores the deleterious global reaches of unsustainable growth in production and consumption. Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems addresses the contemporary reader interested in social science and history, environmental studies, globalization, and the political economy and reveals the development of humanity and our global prospectus for the future.

About the Author

John H. Bodley is a cultural anthropologist and Regents Professor at Washington State University and author of Victims of Progress and Cultural Anthropology: Tribes, States, and the Global System.

Table of 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780759113589
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Subject:
Ethnology
Author:
John H. Bodley
Author:
Bodley, John H.
Subject:
Civilization, Modern
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2008
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
381

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Future Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment

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