How far do the limits of modern society reach? What is “modern society,” and who belongs to it? What happens when states, organizations, and other members of the “connected world” come into contact with groups that may have little intersection with it? Should these groups be actively protected, thoroughly researched, or simply left alone? Follow along with us as we wrestle with these questions and more during this week’s episode, “Uncontacted Peoples.”
Check out some of the articles we used to prepare for this discussion:
- The Sad Truth about Uncontacted Tribes, BBC
- Uncontacted Tribes: The Last Free People on Earth, National Geographic
- Five “Uncontacted Tribes” Most Threatened with Extinction, National Geographic
Also, here’s that video we mentioned in which a team of researchers interact with the inhabitants of North Sentinel Island.
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