Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

15.1 Discuss the early phases of Western colonialism in Latin America, Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Asia.

15.2 Describe the demographic, economic, and religious changes associated with globalization.

15.3 Discuss why independence, nationalist, and revolutionary movements developed in colonized countries.

15.4 Describe how the postcolonial countries are situated in the global economy today.

15.5 Discuss what anthropologists have learned about the peasantry in postcolonial societies.

15.6 Describe the characteristics of family and social structure in postcolonial societies.

15.7 Discuss the issues related to ethnicity in postcolonial societies.