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Endangered Peoples of Africa and the Middle East: Struggles to Survive and Thrive

Endangered Peoples of Africa and the Middle East: Struggles to Survive and Thrive (Hardback)

Edited by Hitchcock, Robert K.
Edited by Osborn, Alan J.

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Presents controversial threats to and responses by 14 endangered cultures in Africa and the Middle East and encourages critical thinking. Africa and the Middle East are undergoing dramatic transformations, environmentally, demographically, economically, politically, and otherwise.... Endangered Peoples of Africa and the Middle East: Struggles to Survive and Thrive turns the spotlight on 14 endangered cultures as examples of how diverse peoples cope with these transformations in the 21st century. Students and general readers will learn about little-known groups, such as the Ogoni of Nigeria who cope with environmental degradation resulting from multinational exploitation of oil resources and government collusion, and more well-known groups, such as the Afghans who are displaced because of civil war and who live under the repressive Taliban regime. The issues, viewpoints, and solutions presented by chapter authors are often controversial, and the format allows students and interested readers to use critical-thinking skills as they gain knowledge of other cultures. Endangered Peoples of Africa and the Middle East is the only reference for the high school and public library that gives a unique perspective on the threats to and responses of these groups. Each chapter gives an overview of the group to provide a context for discussing the challenges they face. A helpful Resource Guide lists further reading, films and videos, Web Sites, and organizations. Maps and photos complment the text.
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ISBN 9780313304378
Released NZ 30 Aug 2002
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Format Hardback
Series The Greenwood Press Endangered Peoples of the World Series
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ISBN-13 9780313304378
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Imprint Greenwood Press
Released 30 Aug 2002
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Hitchcock, Robert K.
Edited by Osborn, Alan J.
Series The Greenwood Press Endangered Peoples of the World Series
Category Social & Cultural Anthropology
Number of Pages 328
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 306.0956
Weight 612g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Acculturation, Ethnology - Africa, Ethnology - Africa.
NBS Text Social Studies: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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