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Buy and Download Description This item is a spontaneous speech to fellow anthropologists. Gone is the Meadian "we." In its place is the Meadian "I," telling her colleagues frankly and bluntly that too many of them were wedded to past and provincial habits, and were failing to apply their anthropological knowledge and wisdom effectively to the world's needs for future survival. She unsparingly and even sarcastically urges her fellow anthropologists to raise their sights higher than the level of the tribe or the village — so as to have a better chance of making their discipline truly helpful to governments grappling, at the national and international levels, with the real-world challenge of bringing about a safer and better global future. Her talk is an amalgam of wry hyperbole and trenchant insight, which those who knew her will recognize as representative of her characteristic oral — and oratorical — style at professional meetings.
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I want to talk about a few of the possible strategies that we can use in the coming few years to enhance our ability to deal with the fact that we know something is happening. This item is a spontaneous speech to fellow anthropologists. Gone is the Meadian "we." In its place is the Meadian "I," telling her colleagues frankly and bluntly that too many of them were wedded to past and provincial habits, and were failing to
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