Anthro 304 assignment 2 - Governments around the world believe that tribal people can gain from urban progress and push it onto them However when you

Anthro 304 assignment 2 - Governments around the world...

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Government’s around the world believe that tribal people can gain from urban progress, and push it onto them. However, when you focus on what urbanization has brought tribal people from Africa to Micronesia, it is usually poverty, health issues and a decline in quality of life. The ability of Micronesian people to satisfy their needs with a cashless economy proves that their standard of living was high. The introduction of imported goods, and the symbolism of consumption of these goods, actually lowered the quality of life for the population. Governments that attempted to modernize indigenous people, despite their best intentions, ended up bringing poverty and long working hours. These eventually brought diseases tied into poor diets from low income and stress related heath issues. The isolated island Pukapuka, New Zealand did not experience many health issues with it’s economy at a subsistence level and not receiving many imported goods. Rarotonga, it’s economically viable neighbor, experienced success. This success brought imported
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  • Spring '16
  • Walker
  • Native Americans in the United States, Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Population history of American indigenous peoples, Micronesia

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