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Sustainability,Human Ecology and the Collapse of Complex Societies

Economic Anthropology and a 21st Century Adaptation

By (author) Niccolo Caldararo
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Aug 2004
Dimensions: w 159mm h 235mm d 32mm
Weight: 794g
ISBN-10: 0773463240
ISBN-13: 9780773463240
Barcode No: 9780773463240
Caldararo (anthropology, San Francisco State U.) intends this volume to serve both as an introduction to economic anthropology and as a demonstration of the usefulness of cultural history in the study of the evolution of human institutions. He first reviews the pertinent literature, addressing questions of surplus versus wealth; the relationship be

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"This is a book that resituates economic anthropology squarely at the center of our most pressing contemporary issues, and does so in a way that forces us to rethink our history, our future and our perennial relationship to the environment that ultimately sustains us and respect for which is the only basis for the sustainability of any form of human life and civilization." - (From the Preface) John Clammer, Sophia University, Tokyo"