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The evolution of human societies : from foraging group to agrarian state, Allen W. Johnson & Timothy Earle

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The evolution of human societies : from foraging group to agrarian state
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The evolution of human societies
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from foraging group to agrarian state
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Allen W. Johnson & Timothy Earle
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eng
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"By combining an original thesis and a representative body of ethnographic data, this ambitious 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 political economy -- defined as the mobilization and exchange of goods and services between families. The authors show that the interconnected processes of technological change and population growth are the motor of social change, resulting in three related processes -- intensification, integration, and stratification -- that transform human societies over time. The validity of their theory rests on evidence drawn from 19 case studies that range widely over time and space." "For this new edition, the authors have thoroughly rewritten the theoretical argument for greater clarity, updated the case materials to incorporate new research, and added a new chapter that applies their theoretical perspective to the problems of change since the industrial revolution and the globalization of trade and political influence. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
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The evolution of human societies : from foraging group to agrarian state, Allen W. Johnson & Timothy Earle
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Theorizing Sociocultural Evolution.
  • p. 2
  • Theories of Economic Motivation.
  • p. 16
  • Evolutionary Process.
  • p. 29
  • Evolutionary Typology.
  • p. 32
  • Plan of the Book.
  • p. 36
  • Part I.
  • Family-Level Group
  • 2.
  • Family Level.
  • p. 41
  • In Search of Undomesticated Humans.
  • p. 45
  • Theorizing the Family-Level Society.
  • p. 46
  • Primary Dynamics of the Family-Level Economy and Society.
  • p. 52
  • 3.
  • Family-Level Foragers.
  • p. 54
  • Case 1.
  • Shoshone of the Great Basin.
  • p. 58
  • Case 2.
  • !Kung of the Kalahari.
  • p. 65
  • Prehistoric Foraging Societies.
  • p. 82
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 87
  • 4.
  • Families with Domestication.
  • p. 90
  • Case 3.
  • Machiguenga of the Peruvian Amazon.
  • p. 93
  • Case 4.
  • Nganasan of Northern Siberia.
  • p. 112
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 120
  • Part II.
  • Local Group
  • 5.
  • Local Group.
  • p. 123
  • Domestication of the Human Species.
  • p. 127
  • Theorizing the Local Group.
  • p. 129
  • Primary Dynamics of Local Group Economy and Society.
  • p. 136
  • 6.
  • Family and the Village.
  • p. 141
  • Case 5.
  • Yanomamo of the Venezuelan Highlands.
  • p. 142
  • 7.
  • Village and the Clan.
  • p. 171
  • Case 6.
  • Eskimos of the North Slope of Alaska.
  • p. 172
  • Case 7.
  • Tsembaga Maring of New Guinea.
  • p. 179
  • Case 8.
  • Turkana of Kenya.
  • p. 194
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 200
  • 8.
  • Corporate Group and the Big Man Collectivity.
  • p. 203
  • Case 9.
  • Indian Fishermen of the Northwest Coast.
  • p. 204
  • Case 10.
  • Central Enga of Highland New Guinea.
  • p. 217
  • Case 11.
  • Kirghiz of Northeastern Afghanistan.
  • p. 233
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 239
  • Part III.
  • Regional Polity
  • 9.
  • Regional Polity.
  • p. 245
  • Political Revolution: The Origins of Civilizations.
  • p. 251
  • Theorizing the Regional Polity.
  • p. 254
  • Primary Dynamics of the Regional Polity.
  • p. 260
  • 10.
  • Simple Chiefdom.
  • p. 265
  • Case 12.
  • Trobriand Islanders.
  • p. 267
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 279
  • 11.
  • Complex Chiefdom.
  • p. 281
  • Case 13.
  • Hawaiian Islanders.
  • p. 284
  • Case 14.
  • Basseri of Iran.
  • p. 294
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 301
  • 12.
  • Archaic State.
  • p. 304
  • Case 15.
  • France and Japan in the Middle Ages.
  • p. 306
  • Case 16.
  • Inka: An Andean Empire.
  • p. 315
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 328
  • 13.
  • Peasant Economy in the Agrarian State.
  • p. 330
  • Case 17.
  • Brazilian Sharecroppers of Boa Ventura.
  • p. 334
  • Case 18.
  • Chinese Villagers of Taitou.
  • p. 345
  • Case 19.
  • Javanese Villagers of Kali Loro.
  • p. 356
  • 14.
  • Evolution of Global Society.
  • p. 367
  • Theorizing Contemporary Change.
  • p. 371
  • Social Evolution and the Free Market.
  • p. 386
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 393
  • Index.
  • p. 425
Control code
l70015087068
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
x, 440 p.
Isbn
9780804740326
Lccn
lc00041329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Label
The evolution of human societies : from foraging group to agrarian state, Allen W. Johnson & Timothy Earle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Theorizing Sociocultural Evolution.
  • p. 2
  • Theories of Economic Motivation.
  • p. 16
  • Evolutionary Process.
  • p. 29
  • Evolutionary Typology.
  • p. 32
  • Plan of the Book.
  • p. 36
  • Part I.
  • Family-Level Group
  • 2.
  • Family Level.
  • p. 41
  • In Search of Undomesticated Humans.
  • p. 45
  • Theorizing the Family-Level Society.
  • p. 46
  • Primary Dynamics of the Family-Level Economy and Society.
  • p. 52
  • 3.
  • Family-Level Foragers.
  • p. 54
  • Case 1.
  • Shoshone of the Great Basin.
  • p. 58
  • Case 2.
  • !Kung of the Kalahari.
  • p. 65
  • Prehistoric Foraging Societies.
  • p. 82
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 87
  • 4.
  • Families with Domestication.
  • p. 90
  • Case 3.
  • Machiguenga of the Peruvian Amazon.
  • p. 93
  • Case 4.
  • Nganasan of Northern Siberia.
  • p. 112
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 120
  • Part II.
  • Local Group
  • 5.
  • Local Group.
  • p. 123
  • Domestication of the Human Species.
  • p. 127
  • Theorizing the Local Group.
  • p. 129
  • Primary Dynamics of Local Group Economy and Society.
  • p. 136
  • 6.
  • Family and the Village.
  • p. 141
  • Case 5.
  • Yanomamo of the Venezuelan Highlands.
  • p. 142
  • 7.
  • Village and the Clan.
  • p. 171
  • Case 6.
  • Eskimos of the North Slope of Alaska.
  • p. 172
  • Case 7.
  • Tsembaga Maring of New Guinea.
  • p. 179
  • Case 8.
  • Turkana of Kenya.
  • p. 194
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 200
  • 8.
  • Corporate Group and the Big Man Collectivity.
  • p. 203
  • Case 9.
  • Indian Fishermen of the Northwest Coast.
  • p. 204
  • Case 10.
  • Central Enga of Highland New Guinea.
  • p. 217
  • Case 11.
  • Kirghiz of Northeastern Afghanistan.
  • p. 233
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 239
  • Part III.
  • Regional Polity
  • 9.
  • Regional Polity.
  • p. 245
  • Political Revolution: The Origins of Civilizations.
  • p. 251
  • Theorizing the Regional Polity.
  • p. 254
  • Primary Dynamics of the Regional Polity.
  • p. 260
  • 10.
  • Simple Chiefdom.
  • p. 265
  • Case 12.
  • Trobriand Islanders.
  • p. 267
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 279
  • 11.
  • Complex Chiefdom.
  • p. 281
  • Case 13.
  • Hawaiian Islanders.
  • p. 284
  • Case 14.
  • Basseri of Iran.
  • p. 294
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 301
  • 12.
  • Archaic State.
  • p. 304
  • Case 15.
  • France and Japan in the Middle Ages.
  • p. 306
  • Case 16.
  • Inka: An Andean Empire.
  • p. 315
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 328
  • 13.
  • Peasant Economy in the Agrarian State.
  • p. 330
  • Case 17.
  • Brazilian Sharecroppers of Boa Ventura.
  • p. 334
  • Case 18.
  • Chinese Villagers of Taitou.
  • p. 345
  • Case 19.
  • Javanese Villagers of Kali Loro.
  • p. 356
  • 14.
  • Evolution of Global Society.
  • p. 367
  • Theorizing Contemporary Change.
  • p. 371
  • Social Evolution and the Free Market.
  • p. 386
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 393
  • Index.
  • p. 425
Control code
l70015087068
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
x, 440 p.
Isbn
9780804740326
Lccn
lc00041329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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