Author and scholar Robert Edgerton challenges the notion that primitive societies were happy and healthy before they were corrupted and oppressed by colonialism. He surveys a range of ethnographic writings, and shows that many of these so-called innocent societies were cruel, confused, and misled.
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Review: Sick SocietiesUser 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
Review: Sick SocietiesUser 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
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