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Title Limited wants, unlimited means : a reader on hunter-gatherer economics and the environment / edited by John M. Gowdy
Published Washington, D.C. : Island Press, [1998]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 342 pages) : illustrations
Contents The original affluent society / Marshall Sahlins -- What hunters do for a living, or, how to make out on scarce resources / Richard B. Lee -- Sharing, talking, and giving: relief of social tensions among the!Kung / Lorna Marshall -- Egalitarian societies / James Woodburn -- Beyond "The original affluent society": a culturalist reformulation / Nurit Bird-David -- Women's status in egalitarian society: implications for social evolution / Eleanor Leacock -- Art, science, or politics? the crisis in hunter-gatherer studies / Richard B. Lee -- The future of hunter-gatherer research / Ernest S. Burch, Jr. -- The transformation of the Kalahari!Kung / John E. Yellen -- So varied in detail: so similar in outline / Tim Flannery -- Future primitive / John Zerzan -- A post-historic primitivism / Paul Shepard
Summary "For roughly 99% of their existence on earth, Homo sapiens lived as small bands of hunter-gatherers in societies that appear to have solved problems of production, distribution, social equity, and environmental sustainability that our own culture seems incapable of addressing. Limited Wants, Unlimited Means examines the hunter-gatherer society and lifestyle, providing a brief introduction to the rich literature on non-agricultural societies. It examines the economics of traditional societies and presents a multifaceted investigation of how such societies function and what that can teach us in our own quest for sustainability and equality."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Human ecology.
Hunting and gathering societies.
Sustainable development.
Form Electronic book
Author Gowdy, John M.
ISBN 155963555X (acid-free paper)
1597268747 electronic bk
9781559635554 (acid-free paper)
9781597268745 electronic bk