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The Tropics and Tropical Culture (ANT 4930) Dr. Michael Heckenberger www.clas.ufl.edu/users/mheck (look under courses/syllabi for syllabus and other materials) The Tropics as Place, and as  Place in the Western Imagination
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UN Human Development Index  (HDI)
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The  Human Development Index  ( HDI ) is an index combining normalized measures  of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries  worldwide. It is claimed as a standard means of measuring human development —  a concept that, according to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP),  refers to the process of widening the options of persons, giving them greater 
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Unformatted text preview: opportunities for education, health care, income, employment, etc. The basic use of HDI is to rank countries by level of "human development", which usually also implies to determine whether a country is a developed, developing, or underdeveloped country. • Green = high (.75-.95 and over) • Orange-yellow = middle (.50 - .749) • Red = low (.35 and below - .499) • High income = blue middle-high = green • Middle-low = purple low = red Globalization or Cultural Imperialism (Neo-Colonialism)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2011 for the course ANT 4930 taught by Professor Young during the Fall '10 term at University of Florida.

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