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The Anthropology of war

Author: Jonathan Haas
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Series: School of American Research advanced seminar series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book brings together a group of authors who are addressing the nature and causes of warfare in simpler, tribal societies. The authors represent a range of different opinions about why humans  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Haas
ISBN: 0521380421 9780521380423
OCLC Number: 19623625
Notes: "A School of American Research book."
Papers from a seminar held in Mar. 1986.
Description: xiv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Conference overview / Clark McCauley --
Explaining war / R. Brian Ferguson --
Motivations and material causes : on the explanation of conflict and war / Clayton Robarchek --
Reproductive and somatic conflicts of interest in the genesis of violence and warfare among tribesmen / Napoleon Chagnon --
Uneasy peace : intertribal relations in Brazil's upper Xingu / Thomas Gregor --
Raiding, trading, and tribal autonomy in insular Southeast Asia / Thomas Gibson --
The Snake Warriors --
Sons of the Tiger's Teeth : a descriptive analysis of Carib warfare ca. 1500-1820 / Neil Whitehead --
Warfare and the evolution of tribal polities in the prehistoric Southwest / Jonathan Haas --
Chiefdom-level warfare as exemplified in Fiji and the Cauca Valley / Robert Carneiro.
Series Title: School of American Research advanced seminar series.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Haas.
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