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Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problemsby John H. Bodley
Synopses & Reviews
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.
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