Sick Societies

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 15, 2010 - Social Science - 288 pages
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User Review  - Podiceps - Goodreads

For a couple of years now I've tried to find out, if there ever has been a human society deserving to be called benign, if it is possible at all for human beings to live together without exploiting ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ecki Stern - Goodreads

I actually read this because it was briefly mentioned in my Intro to Sociology textbook. A bit scholarly for the average person, but an interesting look at cultures, especially their "bad" traits. Read full review

Contents

Maladaptation
3
Sickness Suffering and Premature Death
105
From Discontent to Rebellion
133
The Death of Populations Societies and Cultures
160
Adaptation Reconsidered
188
Notes
211
Bibliography
229
Index
271
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About the author (2010)

Robert Edgerton, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of the department of anthropology at the University of California Los Angeles and the author of several books, including Like Lions They Fought, Sick Societies, and Warriors of the Rising Sun.

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