Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology : Tribes, States and the Global Systems

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An introductory cultural anthropology text, this book introduces basic concepts of cultural anthropology, by comparing cultures of increasing scale and focusing on specific universal issues. "Understanding how tribes, states, and global systems work and how they differ might help citizens design a more secure and equitable world," says Bodley; it is this advocacy position that informs the text.
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  • Paperback | 515 pages
  • 182.88 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 748.42g
  • Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0767411943
  • 9780767411943

Table of contents

Preface PART I. Introduction 1. Understanding Other Cultures PART II. Domestic Scale Culture: The World Before The State 2. Australian Aborigines: Mobile Foragers for 50,000 Years 3. Native Amazonians: Villagers of the Rain Forest 4. African Cattle Peoples: Tribal Pastoralists 5. Body, Mind, and Soul: The Quality of Tribal Life PART III. Political-Scale Culture: The End of Equality 6. Paci 7. Early States: The Near East and The Andes 8. The Chinese Great Tradition 9. Great Traditions: Hinduism and Islam in South Asia 10. The Breakdown of States PART IV. Commercial-Scale Culture: The Global System 11. Europe and the Commercial World 12. The American Industrial State 13. The Impoverished World 14. Indigenous Peoples 15. Beyond 2000: The Future in The Global Greenhouse Topical Glossary Bibliography Credits Index
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