Sick Societies: Challenging the Myth of Primitive Harmony

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An anthropologist challenges the myth of the Noble Savage, reviewing the actual social conditions in the developed and developing worlds and examining such phenomena as mental illness, poverty, disease, deviance, criminality, suicide, revolution, and more.

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Robert Edgerton, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of the department of anthropology at the University of California Los Angeles and the author of several books, including Like Lions They Fought, Sick Societies, and Warriors of the Rising Sun.

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