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Social change : globalization from the stone age to the present

Social change : globalization from the stone age to the present

Author: Christopher Chase-Dunn; Bruce Lerro
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. ; London : Paradigm, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

From the Stone Age to the Internet Age, this book tells the story of human sociocultural evolution. It describes the conditions under which hunter-gatherers, horticulturalists, agricultural states,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Chase-Dunn; Bruce Lerro
ISBN: 9781612053288 1612053289
OCLC Number: 898736176
Description: xxxii, 433 p. : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I The Framework Chapter 1 History and Social Evolution Chapter 2 The Comparative World-Systems Approach Chapter 3 Biological Bases of Social Evolution Chapter 4 Building a Social Self: The Macro-Micro Link Part II Stateless Systems Chapter 5 World-Systems of Foragers Chapter 6 The Gardeners Web Chapter Indigenous North American World-Systems before the Rise of Chiefs Chapter 7 The Sacred Chiefs Part III State-Based Systems Chapter 8 The Temple and the Palace Chapter 9 Public Spaces, Self, and Cognitive Evolution in Early States Chapter 10 The Early Empires: Semiperipheral Conquerors and Capitalist City-States Chapter 11 The Central System Part IV The Long Rise of Capitalism Chapter 12 The Long Rise of the West Chapter 13 The Modern World-System Chapter 14 The Early Modern Systems in the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries Chapter 15 The Global Nineteenth Century Chapter 16 Public Spaces, Individualism, and Cognition in the Modern Age Chapter 17 The Twentieth-Century Age of Extremes Chapter 18 The World-System since 1945: Another Wave of Globalization, Hegemony, and Revolutions Chapter 19 Late Globalization: The Early Twenty-First Century Chapter 20 The Next Three Futures: Another Round of US Hegemony, Global Collapse, or Global Democracy?
Responsibility: Christopher Chase-Dunn, Bruce Lerro.


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"An extraordinarily comprehensive compilation and integration of everything we know or think we know about the long-term trajectory of human social constructions. Extremely useful and provocative." Read more...

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