Mankind Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 2, Winter

An African Commitment to Ecological Conservation: The Shona Concepts of Ukama and Ubuntu
Largely as a result of population pressure, many parts of the African continent are experiencing a level of environmental degradation and depletion of wild life, which, in terms of its significance for the welfare of future generations, is comparable...
Bare Branches: The Security Implications of Asia's Surplus Male Population Valerie M. Hudson and Andrea M. Den Boer
Bare Branches: The Security Implications of Asia's Surplus Male Population Valerie M. Hudson and Andrea M. den BoerBCSIA Studies in International SecurityMIT Press Cambridge, MA 2004When I first spoke with Professor Hudson in 2002 about their thesis,...
Conflict between the Goals of Social Science and Law: What Can Psychologists Really Contribute?1
In recent years there has been increasing evidence that, in the sensitive domain of race, expert witnesses have failed to provide balanced and useful information to representatives of the two institutions upon which social policy formulations are often...
Scotland and the Origins of the Modern World: An Interpretative History
How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our WorldArthur HermanNew York: Three Rivers Press, 2002Scotland and the Origins of the Modern World: An Interpretative HistoryThe author reviews a...
Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World Robert Neuwirth
Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World Robert NeuwirthNew York, Koulledge 2005Anyone interested in the future of humanity and civilization must unquestionably take note of the growth of urban slums around the world, a burgeoning trend...
Sustainability Ethics: World Population Growth and Migration
Large demographic shifts will have many effects on the quest for sustainable use of the planet. Using Garrett Hardin's simile, which portrays Earth as a lifeboat, achieving sustainability requires a dispassionate, objective appraisal of the rate at which...
Talent, Character, and the Dimensions of National Culture
This study investigates the dimensions of cultural variation in the modern world as assessed by the World Values Survey. It confirms the previously reported existence of two major dimensions of cultural variation that can be described as modern and "postmodern,"...
The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language Melvin Bragg
The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language Melvin BraggLondon: Hodder and Stoughton 2003Not a book for the academic scholar of English, but one which nevertheless might well be read with pleasure by such. Packed full of titillating information,...
The Troubled Heart of Africa: A History of the Congo Robert B. Edgerton
The Troubled Heart of Africa: A History of the Congo Robert B. EdgertonSt. Martin's Press, 2002Ethnologists will be familiar with the cultures of the Congo, but many may have only a scanty knowledge of the history of the Congo since it came into contact...
Vanishing Points: Three Dimensional Perspective in Art and History Milton E. Brener
Vanishing Points: Three Dimensional Perspective in Art and History Milton E. BrenerMcFarland and Company, London, 2004Milton Brener, who has authored several works on art history, has now offered us an absorbing and functionally illustrated book on the...