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