Victims of Progress
A newer edition of this book is available at the following web address: https: //rowman.com/ISBN/9781442226937 Victims of Progress provides a global overview of the struggle between small-scale indigenous societies and the colonists and corporate developers that invaded their territories over the past 200 years to extract resources. It shows how these small-scale societies have survived by organizing politically to defend their basic human rights, and shows that they are now being impacted by oil and natural gas development and tropical deforestation, as well as global warming. This compelling account of the effects of technology and development on indigenous peoples throughout the world examines major issues of intervention: social engineering, economic development, self-determination, health and disease, and ecocide. Victims of Progress provides a provocative context in which to think about civilization and its costs. In this new fifth edition, Bodley provides extensive new discussions on the increased political power of the Nunavut in the Canadian Arctic, the role of indigenous people in the Arctic Council, shifts in Aboriginal rights in Australia, and many new developments on the impact of global warming on indigenous populations around the world.
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Introduction Indigenous Peoples and Culture Scale
Progress and Indigenous Peoples
The Uncontrolled Frontier
We Fought with Spears
The Extension of Government Control
Cultural Modification Policies
The Price of Progress
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