Title

Review of Marc S. Miller, State of the Peoples: A Global Human Rights Report on Societies in Danger

Document Type

Book Review

Program

Environmental Analysis (Pitzer)

Publication Date

1994

Keywords

Diversity, Environmental degeneration, Cultural decline

Abstract

This is a book review of State of the Peoples: A Global Human Rights Report on Societies in Danger, edited by Marc S. Miller.

Diversity is fundamental to both anthropology and ecology. More than just a fashionable buzzword, diversity is key to global ecological and cultural integrity, and cultural diversity is linked to biological diversity. From this perspective, State of the Peoples ventures to trace out the contemporary continuity between environmental degeneration and cultural decline. It provides a collection of field reports that demonstrate how issues of human justice provide an appropriate perspective for understanding the consequences of social domination and ecological degradation.

Rights Information

© 1994 American Anthropological Association