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Civilisation recast : theoretical and historical perspectives

Author: Stephan Feuchtwang; M J Rowlands
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Civilisation is a debated concept and is often associated with the prerogatives of the "West," colonial histories, and even emerging global politics. In this book, Stephen Feuchtwang and Michael Rowlands use the examples of Africa and China to provide a new conceptualisation that challenges traditional notions of "civilisation". They explain how to understand duration and continuity as long-term processes of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephan Feuchtwang; M J Rowlands
ISBN: 9781108484343 1108484344 9781108706186 1108706185
OCLC Number: 1099832469
Description: vi, 218 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Civilisation: a critical and constructive review; 2. Civilisation in this book; 3. Long-term traditions of food, substance and sacrifice: interpreting cultures of ingestion in West, South and East Asia; 4. Neolithicities: from Africa to Eurasia and beyond; 5. Ancestors, civilisation and hierarchy; some comparisons from Africa; 6. Civilisation in China; 7. Civilisation and the government of 'civilisation' in contemporary China; 8. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Stephan Feuchtwang, London School of Economics and Political Science and Michael Rowlands.

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