Stone Age Economics

Stone Age Economics Author Marshall Sahlins
ISBN-10 9781351732697
Release 2017-04-21
Pages 376
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Since its first publication over forty years ago Marshall Sahlins's Stone Age Economics has established itself as a classic of modern anthropology and arguably one of the founding works of anthropological economics. Ambitiously tackling the nature of economic life and how to study it comparatively, Sahlins radically revises traditional views of the hunter-gatherer and so-called primitive societies, revealing them to be the original "affluent society." Sahlins examines notions of production, distribution and exchange in early communities and examines the link between economics and cultural and social factors. A radical study of tribal economies, domestic production for livelihood, and of the submission of domestic production to the material and political demands of society at large, Stone Age Economics regards the economy as a category of culture rather than behaviour, in a class with politics and religion rather than rationality or prudence. Sahlins concludes, controversially, that the experiences of those living in subsistence economies may actually have been better, healthier and more fulfilled than the millions enjoying the affluence and luxury afforded by the economics of modern industrialisation and agriculture. This Routledge Classics edition includes a new foreword by David Graeber, London School of Economics.



Stone Age Economics

Stone Age Economics Author Marshall Sahlins
ISBN-10 9781351732680
Release 2017-04-21
Pages 376
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Since its first publication over forty years ago Marshall Sahlins's Stone Age Economics has established itself as a classic of modern anthropology and arguably one of the founding works of anthropological economics. Ambitiously tackling the nature of economic life and how to study it comparatively, Sahlins radically revises traditional views of the hunter-gatherer and so-called primitive societies, revealing them to be the original "affluent society." Sahlins examines notions of production, distribution and exchange in early communities and examines the link between economics and cultural and social factors. A radical study of tribal economies, domestic production for livelihood, and of the submission of domestic production to the material and political demands of society at large, Stone Age Economics regards the economy as a category of culture rather than behaviour, in a class with politics and religion rather than rationality or prudence. Sahlins concludes, controversially, that the experiences of those living in subsistence economies may actually have been better, healthier and more fulfilled than the millions enjoying the affluence and luxury afforded by the economics of modern industrialisation and agriculture. This Routledge Classics edition includes a new foreword by David Graeber, London School of Economics.



Stone Age Economics

Stone Age Economics Author Marshall David Sahlins
ISBN-10 9780415330077
Release 2005-05
Pages 348
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This book addresses a central problem of anthropology: the nature and appropriate analysis of economic life. It consists of a set of detailed and closely related studies of tribal economies: of domestic production for livelihood, and of the submission of domestic production to the material and political demands of society at large. Originally published in 1974.



Stone Age Economics

Stone Age Economics Author Marshall David Sahlins
ISBN-10 0202369315
Release 1974
Pages 348
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The Great Leveler

The Great Leveler Author Walter Scheidel
ISBN-10 9781400884605
Release 2017-01-09
Pages 528
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Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? To judge by thousands of years of history, the answer is yes. Tracing the global history of inequality from the Stone Age to today, Walter Scheidel shows that inequality never dies peacefully. Inequality declines when carnage and disaster strike and increases when peace and stability return. The Great Leveler is the first book to chart the crucial role of violent shocks in reducing inequality over the full sweep of human history around the world. Ever since humans began to farm, herd livestock, and pass on their assets to future generations, economic inequality has been a defining feature of civilization. Over thousands of years, only violent events have significantly lessened inequality. The "Four Horsemen" of leveling—mass-mobilization warfare, transformative revolutions, state collapse, and catastrophic plagues—have repeatedly destroyed the fortunes of the rich. Scheidel identifies and examines these processes, from the crises of the earliest civilizations to the cataclysmic world wars and communist revolutions of the twentieth century. Today, the violence that reduced inequality in the past seems to have diminished, and that is a good thing. But it casts serious doubt on the prospects for a more equal future. An essential contribution to the debate about inequality, The Great Leveler provides important new insights about why inequality is so persistent—and why it is unlikely to decline anytime soon.



Bronze Age Economics

Bronze Age Economics Author Timothy Earle
ISBN-10 9780813338774
Release 2002-03-20
Pages 464
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This collection of Timothy Earle's major essays provides a comparative analysis of prehistoric economies. They look at trajectories of economic development as they affect, and are affected by, political institutions.



The Western Illusion of Human Nature

The Western Illusion of Human Nature Author Marshall David Sahlins
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017480564
Release 2008
Pages 112
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Reflecting the decline in college courses on Western Civilization, Marshall Sahlins aims to accelerate the trend by reducing "Western Civ" to about two hours. He cites Nietzsche to the effect that deep issues are like cold baths; one should get into and out of them as quickly as possible. The deep issue here is the ancient Western specter of a presocial and antisocial human nature: a supposedly innate self-interest that is represented in our native folklore as the basis or nemesis of cultural order. Yet these Western notions of nature and culture ignore the one truly universal character of human sociality: namely, symbolically constructed kinship relations. Kinsmen are members of one another: they live each other's lives and die each other's deaths. But where the existence of the other is thus incorporated in the being of the self, neither interest, nor agency or even experience is an individual fact, let alone an egoistic disposition. "Sorry, beg your pardon," Sahlins concludes, Western society has been built on a perverse and mistaken idea of human nature.



Theorising Religion

Theorising Religion Author James A. Beckford
ISBN-10 075464068X
Release 2006
Pages 257
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While religious forces are powerful in numerous societies, they have little or no significance for wide swaths of public or private life in other places. This book considers the classical roots of ideas about religion that dominated sociological ways of thinking about it for most of the twentieth century. Each chapter offers sound reasons for continuing to find theoretical inspiration and challenge in the sociological classics while also seeking ways of enhancing and extending their relevance to religion today.



The Origin of Wealth

The Origin of Wealth Author Eric D. Beinhocker
ISBN-10 157851777X
Release 2006
Pages 527
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What is wealth? How is it created? And how can we create more of it for the benefit of individuals, businesses, and societies? In The Origin of Wealth, Eric Beinhocker provides provocative new answers to these fundamental questions. Beinhocker surveys the cutting-edge ideas of economists and scientists and brings their work alive for a broad audience. These researchers, he explains, are revolutionizing economics by showing how the economy is an evolutionary system, much like a biological system. It is economic evolution that creates wealth and has taken us from the Stone Age to the $36.5 trillion global economy of today. By better understanding economic evolution, Beinhocker writes, we can better understand how to create more wealth. The author shows how complexity economics is turning conventional wisdom on its head in areas ranging from business strategy and organizational design to investment strategy and public policy. As sweeping in scope as its title, The Origin of Wealth will rewire our thinking about the workings of the global economy and where it is going.



Gesellschaft und Reziprozit t in Marshall Sahlins Stone Age Economics

Gesellschaft und Reziprozit  t in Marshall Sahlins  Stone Age Economics Author Andreas von Känel
ISBN-10 9783638714778
Release 2007-05-23
Pages 9
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Rezension / Literaturbericht aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Ethnologie / Volkskunde, Note: 1, Universität Bern (Institut für Sozialanthropologie), 3 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Als Teil dieser brisanten Diskussion erschien 1972 Marshall Sahlins ́ Essaysammlung Stone Age Economics (Beck 2001: 413 ff.), in der er unter anderem das prominent gewordene Konzept der ursprünglichen Überflussgesellschaft entwickelte. [...] Im selben Band erschienen ist Sahlins ́ Beitrag On the Sociology of Primitive Exchange, mit dem ich mich im vorliegenden Essay kritisch auseinandersetzen werde. [...]



Five Easy Theses

Five Easy Theses Author James Stone
ISBN-10 9780544749658
Release 2016-05-03
Pages 288
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A business leader and esteemed economic thinker outlines simple solutions to America’s five most pressing public policy issues, from healthcare to education to inequality. America today confronts a host of urgent problems, many of them seemingly intractable, but some we are entirely capable of solving. In Five Easy Theses, James M. Stone presents specific, common-sense solutions to a handful of our most pressing challenges, showing how simple it would be to shore up Social Security, rein in an out-of-control financial sector, reduce inequality, and make healthcare and education better and more affordable. The means are right in front of us, Stone explains, in various policy options that — if implemented — could preserve or enhance government revenue while also channeling the national economy toward the greater good. Accessible and thought provoking, Five Easy Theses reveals that a more democratic, prosperous America is well within our reach.



Philosophy and Simulation

Philosophy and Simulation Author Manuel DeLanda
ISBN-10 9781441170286
Release 2011-03-24
Pages 226
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Popular Economics

Popular Economics Author John Tamny
ISBN-10 9781621573920
Release 2015-04-13
Pages 256
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John Tamny uses entertaining stories from sports, movies, popular culture, and famous businesses to explain the basic principles of economics. His Dollars and Sense is an everyman’s guide to how money really works—a lesson politicians try (and fail) to grasp every day.



American Flintknappers

American Flintknappers Author John C. Whittaker
ISBN-10 0292797516
Release 2004
Pages 353
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"Whittaker's American Flintknappers will be an important resource for students of modern replication studies. This publication not only presents information on modern non-academic flintknappers, it also addresses issues of interest to anyone studying folk technologies in general."--The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute "This is a superb book, authored by one of the only people with both the anthropological background and the connections in the world of contemporary flintknapping to write it. It really is unlike any work I'm aware of in lithics studies."--Michael Stafford, Director, Cranbrook Institute of Science Making arrowheads, blades, and other stone tools was once a survival skill and is still a craft practiced by thousands of flintknappers around the world. In the United States, knappers gather at regional "knap-ins" to socialize, exchange ideas and material, buy and sell both equipment and knapped art, and make stone tools in the company of others. In between these gatherings, the knapping community stays connected through newsletters and the Internet. In this book, avid knapper and professional anthropologist John Whittaker offers an insider's view of the knapping community. He explores why stone tools attract modern people and what making them means to those who pursue this art. He describes how new members are incorporated into the knapping community, how novices learn the techniques of knapping and find their roles within the group, how the community is structured, and how ethics, rules, and beliefs about knapping are developed and transmitted. He also explains how the practice of knapping relates to professional archaeology, the trade in modern replicas of stone tools, and the forgery of artifacts. Whittaker's book thus documents a fascinating subculture of American life and introduces the wider public to an ancient and still rewarding craft.



Economism

Economism Author James Kwak
ISBN-10 9781101871201
Release 2017-01-10
Pages 256
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Here is a bracing deconstruction of the framework for understanding the world that is learned as gospel in Economics 101, regardless of its imaginary assumptions and misleading half-truths. Economism: an ideology that distorts the valid principles and tools of introductory college economics, propagated by self-styled experts, zealous lobbyists, clueless politicians, and ignorant pundits. In order to illuminate the fallacies of economism, James Kwak first offers a primer on supply and demand, market equilibrium, and social welfare: the underpinnings of most popular economic arguments. Then he provides a historical account of how economism became a prevalent mode of thought in the United States—focusing on the people who packaged Econ 101 into sound bites that were then repeated until they took on the aura of truth. He shows us how issues of moment in contemporary American society—labor markets, taxes, finance, health care, and international trade, among others—are shaped by economism, demonstrating in each case with clarity and élan how, because of its failure to reflect the complexities of our world, economism has had a deleterious influence on policies that affect hundreds of millions of Americans.



The Birth of Mankind

The Birth of Mankind Author Eucharius Rösslin
ISBN-10 0754638189
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 310
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Between 1540 and 1654, 'The Byrth of Mankynde' was a huge commercial success. Offering informaton on fertility, pregnancy, birth and infant care, it influenced most other works of the period bearing on sex, reproduction and childcare. For this new annotated edition of the 1560 version, Elaine Hobby has included informative notes.



Reconceptualising Conversion

Reconceptualising Conversion Author Zeba A. Crook
ISBN-10 9783110915600
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 325
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Der Autor nimmt die Diskussion der Konversion in der Antike neu auf und hinterfragt die bisher vorausgesetzte psychologische Kontinuität zwischen antikem und modernem Menschen. Im Unterschied dazu bietet er ein Modell, das sich an den Denkvoraussetzungen der Antike orientiert. In diesem Zusammenhang wird auch die "Bekehrung" des Paulus neu gedeutet.