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The give and take of sustainability : archaeological and anthropological perspectives on tradeoffs

Author: Michelle Hegmon
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, [2017]
Series: New directions in sustainability and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sustainability strives to meet the needs of the present without compromising the future, but increasingly recognizes the tradeoffs among these many needs. Who benefits? Who bears the burden? How are these difficult decisions made? Are people aware of these hard choices? This timely volume brings the perspectives of ethnography and archaeology to bear on these questions by examining case studies from around the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Hegmon
ISBN: 9781107078338 1107078334
OCLC Number: 972533785
Description: xvi, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction : multiple perspectives on tradeoffs / Michelle Hegmon --
2. Diversity, reciprocity, and the emergence of equity-inequity tradeoffs / Jacob Freeman, Andrea Torvinen, Ben A. Nelson, and John M. Anderies --
3. Modeling tradeoffs in a rural Alaska mixed economy : hunting, working, and sharing in the face of economic and ecological change / Shauna B. Burnsilver, Randall B. Boone, Gary P. Kofinas, and Todd J. Brinkman --
4. Trading off food and military security in contact-era New Guinea / Paul Roscoe --
5. Will agricultural technofixes feed the world? Short- and long-term tradeoffs of adopting high-yielding crops / Amanda L. Logan --
6. Tradeoffs in pre-Columbian Maya water management systems : complexity, sustainability, and cost / Christian Isendahl and Scott Heckbert --
7. Growth and inter-generational tradeoffs : archaeological perspectives from the Mimbres region of the US Southwest / Michelle Hegmon --
8. Vulnerability to food insecurity : tradeoffs and their consequences / Margaret C. Nelson, Ann P. Kinzig, Jette Arneborg, Richard Streeter, and Scott E. Ingram --
9. Tradeoffs in coast Salish social action: balancing autonomy, inequality, and sustainability / Colin Grier and Bill Angelbeck --
10. Tradeoffs and human well-being : achieving sustainability in the Faroe Islands / Seth D. Brewington --
11. Household- vs. national-scale food storage : perspectives on food security from archaeology and contemporary India / Katherine A. Spielmann and Rimjhim M. Aggarwal --
12. Some analytical tradeoffs of talking about tradeoffs : on perspectives lost in estimating the costs and benefits of inequality / Alf Hornborg.
Series Title: New directions in sustainability and society.
Responsibility: edited by Michelle Hegmon, Arizona State University.

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In this book, ethnographical and archaeological perspectives on tradeoffs help the reader to think about hard choices, and how to make better decisions today and tomorrow.  Read more...

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