Evolution of Human Societies From Foraging Group to Agrarian State

ISBN-10: 0804740321

ISBN-13: 9780804740326

Edition: 2nd 2000

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This work seeks to describe and explain the growth in complexity of human societies. Its emphasis is on the causes, mechanisms, and patterns of cultural evolution, which the authors explain in terms of a coherent theory of the political economy.
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List price: $32.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 12/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 454
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342

Introduction
Theorizing Sociocultural Evolution
Theories of Economic Motivation
The Evolutionary Process
The Evolutionary Typology
The Plan of the Book
The Family-Level Group
The Family Level
In Search of Undomesticated Humans
Theorizing the Family-Level Society
The Primary Dynamics of the Family-Level Economy and Society
Family-Level Foragers
The Shoshone of the Great Basin
The !Kung of the Kalahari
Prehistoric Foraging Societies
Conclusions
Families with Domestication
The Machiguenga of the Peruvian Amazon
The Nganasan of Northern Siberia
Conclusions
The Local Group
The Local Group
The Domestication of the Human Species
Theorizing the Local Group
The Primary Dynamics of Local Group Economy and Society
The Family and the Village
The Yanomamo of the Venezuelan Highlands
The Village and the Clan
The Eskimos of the North Slope of Alaska
The Tsembaga Maring of New Guinea
The Turkana of Kenya
Conclusions
The Corporate Group and the Big Man Collectivity
Indian Fishermen of the Northwest Coast
The Central Enga of Highland New Guinea
The Kirghiz of Northeastern Afghanistan
Conclusions
The Regional Polity
The Regional Polity
The Political Revolution: The Origins of Civilizations
Theorizing the Regional Polity
The Primary Dynamics of the Regional Polity
The Simple Chiefdom
The Trobriand Islanders
Conclusions
The Complex Chiefdom
The Hawaiian Islanders
The Basseri of Iran
Conclusions
The Archaic State
France and Japan in the Middle Ages
The Inka: An Andean Empire
Conclusions
The Peasant Economy in the Agrarian State
The Brazilian Sharecroppers of Boa Ventura
The Chinese Villagers of Taitou
The Javanese Villagers of Kali Loro
The Evolution of Global Society
Theorizing Contemporary Change
Social Evolution and the Free Market
Bibliography
Index
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