Describe the data the author uses to support his argument, homework help

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Read the eReserve reading The Price of Progress.

The author's hypothesis is "... the benefits of progress are often both illusory and detrimental to tribal peoples when they have not been allowed to control their own resources and define their relationship to the market economy."

1. Describe the data the author uses to support his argument.

2. Critically evaluate the argument from an anthropological perspective.

3. Define, in your own view, "standard of living".

3. Reflect on how a definition of standard of living is ethnocentric

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School: Boston College

Hey Shreyansh,Attached is my answer. I think we will have to discuss this as there may be a few revisions. Please let me know if the answer meets your requirements. In case of any revisions, feel free to let me know.

1. Describe the data the author uses to support his argument.
The author uses cases studies of development in different villages where the lives of the
inhabitants have turned for the worse because of urbanization.
The author mentions the example of Micronesia, small islands in Western Pacific Ocean,
where development has been more rapid than anywhere else in the world. It happened
between 1958 and 1972. However with the rise of development, the population also doubled.
Developed nations’ diseases began appearing like hypertension, obesity. The number of heart
patients nearly tripled while the patients affected with mental disorders became eight hundred
percent of what it was earlier.
In Pukapuka, atoll in North Pacific Ocean, progress was limited by the island’s small size and
due to the fact that the island was ...

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