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Cultural Anthropology John H. Bodley

Cultural Anthropology By John H. Bodley

Cultural Anthropology by John H. Bodley

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John H. Bodley's Cultural Anthropology: Tribes, States, and the Global System, Seventh Edition, is intended for the introduction to cultural anthropology course taught at the freshman/sophomore level.

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Cultural Anthropology: Tribes, States, and the Global System by John H. Bodley

In introducing basic concepts of cultural anthropology, Bodley challenges students to consider big questions about the nature of cultural systems, to explore relationships between growth, scale, and power, and to critically assess how commercialization, development, humanitarian concerns, and environmental issues are affecting our global future.

About John H. Bodley

John H. Bodley (MA, PhD 1970, University of Oregon) is Regents Professor Emeritus at Washington State University, where he taught from 1970 to 2013. His research interests include indigenous peoples, cultural ecology, and contemporary issues with an emphasis on complexity, scale, and power.

Table of Contents

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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Cultural Anthropology: Tribes, States, and the Global System by John H. Bodley
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