Ch. 18 - Practice of Anthropology

Ch. 18 - Practice of Anthropology - A NTH101 Week 16...

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ANTH101 Week 16 Practice of Anthropology December 8, 2009 o Anthropological expertise is useful for solving human problems because the way anthropologists looks at people and cultures (our worldview) differs from other professionals o Applied anthropologists have conducted research relevant to global and local problems o Population growth and world hunger o High population rate is due to new medicines and vaccines o Reduced death rates and increased life spans o Population growth has contributed to environmental problems, low economic productivity, urban sprawl and shantytowns, political conflicts, and war o The high fertility of a country’s citizens is mainly responsible for it, yet their high fertility contributes to many of their nations problems o In North America we can choose how many children we want, modern couples consider their personal, not societal, costs and benefits of children o Population growth is often believed to be the major cause of world hunger o Population growth contributes to hunger by increasing the scarcity of
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