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The Power of Scale: A Global History Approach
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: John Bodley
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-01 - Publisher: Routledge

Throughout history, the natural human inclination to accumulate social power has led to growth and scale increases that benefit the few at the expense of the many. John Bodley looks at global history through the lens of power and scale theory, and draws on history, economics, anthropology, and sociology to
A World Art History and Its Objects
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: David Carrier
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-03 - Publisher: Penn State Press

Is writing a world art history possible? Does the history of art as such even exist outside the Western tradition? Is it possible to consider the history of art in a way that is not fundamentally Eurocentric? In this highly readable and provocative book, David Carrier, a philosopher and art
Cultural Anthropology
Language: en
Pages: 631
Authors: John H. Bodley
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-16 - Publisher: Rowman Altamira

This introductory text introduces basic concepts in cultural anthropology by comparing cultures of increasing scale and focusing on specific universal issues throughout human history. Cultural materials are presented in integrated ethnographic case studies organized by cultural and geographic areas to show how ideological, social organization, and material features fit together
Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems
Language: en
Pages: 411
Authors: John H. Bodley
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Rowman Altamira

Bodley trenchantly critiques the most pressing global mega-problems, such as unsustainable growth, resource depletion, global warming, and poverty and conflict, and shows how anthropology makes it possible to find solutions.
Global Perspectives on Global History
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Dominic Sachsenmaier
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-04 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In recent years, historians across the world have become increasingly interested in transnational and global approaches to the past. However, the debates surrounding this new border-crossing movement have remained limited in scope as theoretical exchanges on the tasks, responsibilities and potentials of global history have been largely confined to national