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Sick Societies: Challenging the Myth of Primitive Harmony

By Robert B. Edgerton
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  • Author: Robert B. Edgerton
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Free Press
  • Published: 1992-11-02
  • Edition: First Edition
Edgerton challenges the notion that primitive societies were happy and healthy before they were corrupted and oppressed by colonialism. He surveys a range of ethnographic writings, and shows that many of these so-called innocent societies were cruel, confused and misled.

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