By Genese Marie Sodikoff

ISBN-10: 0253223644

ISBN-13: 9780253223647

ISBN-10: 0253357136

ISBN-13: 9780253357137

We stay in an period marked by way of an accelerating expense of species demise, yet because the early days of the self-discipline, anthropology has meditated the demise of languages, cultural teams, and methods of lifestyles. The essays during this assortment study methods of―and our figuring out of―extinction throughout quite a few domain names. The members argue that extinction occasions may be catalysts for brand new cultural, social, environmental, and technological developments―that extinction strategies can, satirically, be effective in addition to harmful. The essays think of a couple of generally publicized situations: island species within the Galápagos and Madagascar; the demise of local American languages; ethnic minorities stressed to assimilate in China; cloning as a sort of species regeneration; and the tiny hominid Homo floresiensis fossils ("hobbits") lately pointed out in Indonesia. The Anthropology of Extinction deals compelling explorations of problems with frequent concern.

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