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The Evolution of human societies: from foraging group to agrarian state

Author: Johnson, Allen W. ; Earle, TimothyPublisher: Stanford University Press, 1987.Language: EnglishDescription: 360 p. : Ill./Maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0804715157Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print GN345 .J64 1987
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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The Evolution of Human Societies From Foraging Group to Agrarian State Contents 1 Introduction Cultural Evolution: A Brief History, 2 · Issues in Cultural Evolution, 4 · Theories of Economic Behavior, 5 · The Subsistence Economy and the Political Economy, 11 · The Evolutionary Process, 15 · The Evolutionary Typology, i8 · The Plan of the Book, 22 Part I: The Family-Level Group 2 Family-Level Foragers 27 Case i. The Shoshone of the Great Basin, 31 · Case 2. The San of the Kalahari, 38 · Prehistoric Foraging Societies, 54 · Conclusions, 59 · 3 Families with Domestication 62 Case 3. The Machiguenga of the Peruvian Amazon, 65 · Case 4. The Nganasan of Northern Siberia, 83 · Conclusions, 89 · 4 The Family Economy The Ecological Perspective, 94 · The Structural Perspective, 95 · The Economic Perspective, 95 · 91 Part II: The Local Group 5 The Family and the Village Case 5. The Yanomamo of the Venezuelan Highlands, 103 Conclusions, 130 · 101 x Contents 131 6 The Village and the Clan Case 6. The Eskimos of the North Slope of Alaska, 132 Case 7. The Tsembaga Maring of New Guinea, 138 · Case 8. The Turkana of Kenya, 152 · Conclusions, 157 7 The Corporate Group and the Big Man Collectivity 160 Case 9. Indian Fishermen of the Northwest Coast, 161 · Case io. The Central Enga of Highland New Guinea, 172 · Case 11. The Kirghiz of Northeastern Afghanistan, 186 · Conclusions, 191 · 8 The Economy of the Local Group 194 The Ecological Perspective, 196 · The Structural Perspective, 199 · The Economic Perspective, 202 Part III: The Regional Polity 9 The Simple Chiefdom 207 Case 12. The Trobriand Islanders, 211 Conclusions, 223 · io The Complex Chiefdom 225 Case 13. The Hawaii Islanders, 229 · Case 14. The Basseri of Iran, 238 · Conclusions, 243 · The Archaic State 246 Case 15. France and Japan in the Middle Ages, 248 · Case 16. The Inka: An Andean Empire, 256 · Conclusions, 269 · 12 The Peasant Economy in the Agrarian State 271 Case 17. The Brazilian Sharecroppers of Boa Ventura, 274 · Case 18. The Chinese Villagers of Taitou, 283 · Case 19. The Javanese Villagers of Kali Loro, 291 · Conclusions, 297 · 13 The Economy of the Regional Polity 302 The Ecological Perspective, 304 · The Structural Perspective, 306 · The Economic Perspective, 309 · 14 Conclusion 313 The Evolution of Human Societies, 313 · The Individual in Society, 320 · Bibliography 329 Index 349

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