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5.0 out of 5 stars Other Worlds
This book is amazing in what it achieves - a thorough, comprehensive view of expansive, global civilization and its affects on local, indigenous, autonomous peoples around the world. Bodley clearly and succinctly summaries the last two and a half centuries of colonial and imperial expansion, the people who resisted and continue to resist that expansion, and the negative...
Published on September 11, 2003 by J.W.K

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3 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars this book is something else.....
i think - it is impossible to write a book with such a great subject more boring and annoying than Bodley did.....the telephone book seems more appealing to me.........
Published on February 24, 2004


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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Other Worlds, September 11, 2003
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J.W.K (Nagano, Japan) - See all my reviews
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This book is amazing in what it achieves - a thorough, comprehensive view of expansive, global civilization and its affects on local, indigenous, autonomous peoples around the world. Bodley clearly and succinctly summaries the last two and a half centuries of colonial and imperial expansion, the people who resisted and continue to resist that expansion, and the negative consequences of being incorporated (usually by force) into large, impersonal, irresponsible nation-states. A must read for anyone who wishes to step outside our consumer-frenzied, totalitarian culture of domination and see what other worlds were and are possible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Crisp, Clear, Insightful, and Vitally Important, November 12, 2007
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G. Helkenn (Fairbanks, Alaska) - See all my reviews
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This book is the most clear and insightful analysis of the global interactions between large industrial civilizations and small indigenous communities I've yet seen. There is no fuzzy logic or impotent liberal hand-wringing here, just solid information and analysis by a competent scholar in the field of Anthropology. Excellent overview of our global situation, very clear analysis of the processes of history, and fine perspective on contemporary issues.

I would consider this book a must read for any serious student of indigenous peoples, the history of frontier encounters or modern geopolitics as it relates to indigenous peoples. As a person who picked up degrees in History and International Studies before venturing into the field of Anthropology and encountering this book, I would say that Bodley cuts through the ideological orientation an imprecise analysis one tends to see in the writings of historians and political scientists on this subject, and gives the reader a solid understanding of one of the largest and most sweeping trends in history.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Textbook, October 29, 2013
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I bought this book for an anthropology class I was taking. This book provided a whole new perspective on cultural anthropology.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lightest bike ever!, February 27, 2014
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Ultra light bike with extra wide wheels. We take this bike to the park and every kids love to hop on it..easy to carry.
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3 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars this book is something else....., February 24, 2004
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i think - it is impossible to write a book with such a great subject more boring and annoying than Bodley did.....the telephone book seems more appealing to me.........
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3 of 41 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too boring to read, October 1, 2007
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I had to buy and read this book for a class in school, and I can say, it is probably the most boring book that I have ever read. I cannot stand to read it, the information is good, but its just written in such a bland and biased way, the author sounds like a total hippie who thinks we should all still be living in tribes in the forest.
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Victims of Progress by John H. Bodley (Paperback - April 11, 2008)
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