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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.
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
NEW TO THIS EDITION Chapter Two 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. Chapter Six 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.Chapter Seven includes a new box presenting some of the latest genetic, linguistic, and paleoclimate findings related to the colonization of the Pacific. Chapter Ten 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. Chapter Thirteen 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.Chapter Fourteen adds two new sections, the first questioning whether capitalism itself can be sustainable, the second considering the alternatives for adapting to climate change.Cultural Anthropology, Seventh Edition is accompanied by a learning package, written by the author, designed to enhance the experience of both instructors and students.
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