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Man in adaptation : the cultural present

Author: Yehudi A Cohen
Publisher: Chicago : Aldine Pub. Co., 1968.
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Includes chapters on hunting and gathering, horticulture, pastoralism, agriculture, and transitions to modernity in societies and cultures around the world.
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Cohen, Yehudi A.
Man in adaptation.
Chicago, Aldine Pub. Co. [1968]
(OCoLC)556083367
Online version:
Cohen, Yehudi A.
Man in adaptation.
Chicago, Aldine Pub. Co. [1968]
(OCoLC)579008522
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yehudi A Cohen
OCLC Number: 434406
Notes: Companion volume to Man in adaptation : the biosocial background.
"A systematic overview of the biological, social and cultural adaptations of man in his emergence and evolution"--Cover.
"This book includes 33 selections ... that are intended to serve as an introduction to cultural anthropology from the point of view of the processes of adaptation."--Preface.
Description: xii, 433 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What culture is / A.L. Kroeber --
The impact of the concept of culture on the concept of man / Clifford Geertz --
Language and evolution / Joseph H. Greenberg --
Culture as adaptation / Yehudi A. Cohen --
The Great Basin Shoshonean indians : an example of a family level of sociocultural integration / Julian H. Steward --
Steel axes for stone age Australians / Lauriston Sharp --
Variation in habitat and culture on the Northwest Coast / Wayne Suttles --
The size of Algonkian hunting territories : a function of ecological adjustment / A. Irving Hallowell --
Forms of kinship / Elman R. Service --
An ethnoecological approach to shifting agriculture / Harold C. Conklin --
Slash-and-burn cultivation among the Kuikuru and its implications for cultural development in the Amazon Basin / Robert L. Carneiro --
Economic alternatives in arid lands : a case study of the Pima and Papago indians / Robert A. Hackenberg. The structural poses of 18th-century Cherokee villages / Frederick O. Gearing --
Land and labor / C. Daryll Forde --
Groups and membership and agriculture / Harold C. Brookfield and Paula Brown --
The segmentary lineage : an organization of predatory expansion / Marshall D. Sahlins --
Surplus / Martin Orans --
Tappers and trappers : parallel process in acculturation / Robert F. Murphy and Julian H. Steward --
Theory and strategy in the study of cultural adaptability / Walter Goldschmidt --
Ecology and cultural continuity as contributing factors in the social organization of the Plains indians / Symmes C. Oliver --
The Jie of Uganda ; The Turkana / P.H. Gulliver --
The Kazak : horse and sheep herders of Central Asia / C. Daryll Forde --
"Cultural" vs. "ecological" factors in the expression of values, attitudes, and personality characteristics / Robert B. Edgerton. Ecologic relationships of ethnic groups in Swat, North Pakistan / Fredrik Barth --
Sawah / Clifford Geertz --
English villagers of the thirteenth century / George C. Homans --
The agricultural basis of urban civilization in Mesoamerica / Angel Palerm --
Types of Latin American peasantry : a preliminary discussion / Eric R. Wolf --
Types of family and types of economy / Meyer F. Nimkoff and Russell Middleton --
The role of voluntary associations in West African urbanization / Kenneth Little --
The culture of poverty / Oscar Lewis --
Legal evolution and societal complexity / Richard D. Schwartz and James C. Miller.
Other Titles: Cultural present
Responsibility: edited by Yehudi A. Cohen.

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Includes chapters on hunting and gathering, horticulture, pastoralism, agriculture, and transitions to modernity in societies and cultures around the world.

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