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A Short History of Progress

In the final unit of ANTH 277, students are asked to listen to the Massey Lectures of Ronald Wright, titled "A Short History of Progress," from over a decade ago. Recently, Wright was re-interviewed on CBC Ideas to provide an update on his thoughts regarding our "progress trap."

"With his background in anthropology and archeology, and novelist's sense of storytelling, Wright traced the rise and fall of various cultures in his riveting 2004 CBC Massey Lectures. A Short History of Progress has just been reissued in book form."

Have a listen! https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/escape-options-narrowing-for-world-caught-in-progress-trap-ronald-wright-1.5288833

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AU Anthropology Interest Group

AU Anthropology Interest Group

A group for those interested in socio-cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology