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Savages and Civilization
Paperback - English

Anthropologist Weatherford has opened the enlightened readers to the contributions of Native Americans to our so-called modern culture. Now he broadens his focus to reveal the legacies of tribal and ethnic cultures, and demonstrates that our survival as a species is based not on a choice between savages and civilization, but rather on a commitment to their vital coexistence. ...A "provocative [and] vivid" (Minneapolis Star Tribune) look at the primitive cultures that have given many gifts to the modern world, and how their very existence is now threatened

"This book should serve as a 'wake-up' call to people everywhere."--Library Journal

In Indian Givers and Native Roots, renowned anthropologist Jack Weatherford explored the clash between Native American and European cultures. Now, in Savages and Civilization, Weatherford broadens his focus to examine how civilization threatens to obliterate unique tribal and ethnic cultures around the world--and in the process imperils its own existence.

As Weatherford explains, the relationship between "civilized" and "savage" peoples through history has encompassed not only violence, but also a surprising degree of cooperation, mutual influence, trade, and intermarriage. But this relationship has now entered a critical stage everywhere in the world, as indigenous peoples fiercely resist the onslaught of a global civilization that will obliterate their identities.

Savages and Civilization powerfully demonstrates that our survival as a species is based not on a choice between savages and civilization, but rather on a commitment to their vital coexistence.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
0449909573
EAN
9780449909577
Publisher
Publication Date
28/10/1998
Pages
320
Dimension
21.84cm x 13.92cm x 2.03cm
Age Group
NA to NA
Grades
Not Applicable to Not Applicable
Lexile Level
0
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About Author

Weatherford, Jack
Jack Weatherford is a professor of anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota. He is a specialist in tribal peoples and the author of Indian Givers, Native Roots, Savages and Civilization and The History of Money.




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