skip to content
The evolution of human societies : from foraging group to agrarian state Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The evolution of human societies : from foraging group to agrarian state

Author: Allen W Johnson; Timothy K Earle
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Summary:
"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.  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allen W Johnson; Timothy K Earle
ISBN: 0804740313 9780804740319 0804740321 9780804740326
OCLC Number: 44117873
Description: x, 440 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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 --
Families with Domestication --
The Machiguenga of the Peruvian Amazon --
The Nganasan of Northern Siberia --
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 --
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 --
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 --
The Complex Chiefdom --
The Hawaiian Islanders --
The Basseri of Iran --
The Archaic State --
France and Japan in the Middle Ages --
The Inka: An Andean Empire.
Responsibility: Allen W. Johnson & Timothy Earle.
More information:

Abstract:

For this new edition, the authors have thoroughly rewritten the theoretical argument for greater clarity, updated the case studies to incorporate new research, and added a new chapter that extends  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Johnson and Earle show in masterly detail how societies articulate to their environments and . . . how they evolve." -- <I>Ethnohistory</I>

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44117873> # The evolution of human societies : from foraging group to agrarian state
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "44117873" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/8532081#Place/stanford_calif> ; # Stanford, Calif.
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/cau> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1122456> ; # Social evolution
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/916106> ; # Ethnology
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/303.4/e21/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/8532081#Topic/sociale_evolutie> ; # Sociale evolutie
    schema:bookEdition "2nd ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/34477091> ; # Timothy K. Earle
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/41867358> ; # Allen W. Johnson
    schema:datePublished "2000" ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/8532081> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "The evolution of human societies : from foraging group to agrarian state"@en ;
    schema:productID "44117873" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/44117873#PublicationEvent/stanford_calif_stanford_university_press_2000> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/8532081#Agent/stanford_university_press> ; # Stanford University Press
    schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/44117873#Review/870295057> ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/cam027/00041329.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780804740319> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780804740326> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA120609> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA0W2925> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/44117873> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/8532081#Agent/stanford_university_press> # Stanford University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Stanford University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/8532081#Place/stanford_calif> # Stanford, Calif.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Stanford, Calif." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/8532081#Topic/sociale_evolutie> # Sociale evolutie
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sociale evolutie"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1122456> # Social evolution
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Social evolution"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/916106> # Ethnology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Ethnology"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/34477091> # Timothy K. Earle
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Earle" ;
    schema:givenName "Timothy K." ;
    schema:name "Timothy K. Earle" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/41867358> # Allen W. Johnson
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Johnson" ;
    schema:givenName "Allen W." ;
    schema:name "Allen W. Johnson" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780804740319>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0804740313" ;
    schema:isbn "9780804740319" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780804740326>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0804740321" ;
    schema:isbn "9780804740326" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/44117873#Review/870295057>
    a schema:Review ;
    schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44117873> ; # The evolution of human societies : from foraging group to agrarian state
    schema:reviewBody ""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." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.