Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

22.1 Discuss the early phases of Western colonialism in Latin America, Africa, the Caribbean, the
Middle East, and Asia.
22.2 Describe the demographic, economic, and religious changes associated with globalization.
22.3 Explain why independence, nationalist, and revolutionary movements developed in colonized
22.4 Describe how the postcolonial countries are situated in the global economy today.
22.5 Summarize what anthropologists have learned about the peasantry in postcolonial societies.
22.6 List the characteristics of family and social structure in postcolonial societies.
22.7 Explain the issues related to ethnicity in postcolonial societies.