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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Hunters and Gatherers

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Beatrice Medicine, Richard B. Lee, Richard Daly, Harvey A. Feit, Aubrey Cannon, Alice B. Kehoe, Michael Asch, Shirleen Smith, José Mailhot, Ernest S. Burch Jr, Yvon Csonka, Rosita Worl, Catherine S. Fowler, Laura M. Rival, Anna C. Roosevelt, Kim Hill, A. Magdalena Hurtado, Bernard Arcand, Laura M. Rival, William Balée, Gastón Gordillo, Hernán J. Vidal, Victor A. Shnirelman, Bruce Grant, Tom G. Svensson, Peter P. Schweitzer, David G. Anderson, Anton M. Ivanov, Evgeniia A. Alekseenko, Evdokiia A. Nemysova, Dennis Bartels, Alice Bartels, Andrei V. Golovnev, Robert K. Hitchcock, Peter Robertshaw, Serge Bahuchet, Jiro Tanaka, Kazuyoshi Sugawara, Bwire Kaare, James Woodburn, Megan Biesele, Kxao Royal-/o//oo, Mitsuo Ichikawa, Robert L. Kelly, Jean-François Rabedimy, Lin Poyer, Corinne A. Kratz, Nurit Bird-David, Kathleen Morrison, Vishvajit Pandya, Ashim K. Adhikary, Mark Turin, Peter M. Gardner, Brian Morris, Wiveca Stegeborn, Kirk Endicott, Peter Bellwood, P. Bion Griffin, Marcus B. Griffin, James F. Eder, Encheng Song, Chen Shen, Cornelia M. I. Van Der Sluys, J. Peter Brosius, Nicolas Peterson, M. A. Smith, John Morton, David F. Martin, Sandy Toussaint, Robert Tonkinson, Fred R. Myers, Jane C. Goodale, Jeremy Beckett, Françoise Dussart, Ian Keen, Alan Barnard, Andrew B. Smith, John Gowdy, Tim Ingold, Karen L. Endicott, Catherine S. Fowler, Nancy J. Turner, Mathias Guenther, Victor Barac, Howard Morphy, S. Boyd Eaton, Stanley B. Eaton III, Gerald D. Berreman, John H. Bodley, David S. Trigger
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  • Date Published: March 2005
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521609197

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  • Hunting and gathering is humanity's first and most successful adaptation. Until 12,000 years ago, all humanity lived this way. Surprisingly, in an increasingly urbanized and technological world dozens of hunting and gathering societies have persisted and thrive worldwide, resilient in the face of change, their ancient ways now combined with the trappings of modernity. The Encyclopedia is divided into three parts. The first contains case studies, by leading experts, of over fifty hunting and gathering peoples, in seven major world regions. There is a general introduction and an archaeological overview for each region. Part II contains thematic essays on prehistory, social life, gender, music and art, health, religion, and indigenous knowledge. The final part surveys the complex histories of hunter-gatherers' encounters with colonialism and the state, and their ongoing struggles for dignity and human rights as part of the worldwide movement of indigenous peoples.

    • Comprehensive survey of the conditions, cultures, and concerns of contemporary hunter-gatherers
    • A window on the current discourse in social theory pertaining to foraging peoples and their place in history
    • Presents hunter-gatherers as active participants in facing problems of political, economic, and ecological nature in the face of globalization
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Any collection supporting the study of culture will need this book.' Choice

    'This is the most voluminous source available on modern hunter-gatherer societies with many excellent and readily accessible contributions.' Thomas Widlok, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

    'The encyclopedia sheds a respectful and objective light on the Earth's indigenous peoples, who look to the future as well as to the past.' Margaret Smith

    'A gold mine of information … there is something in this volume for everyone. Scholars of religion will certainly find a wealth of information on mythology, cosmology, ritual practice, and sacred art. This is a book that should be on the reference shelf of every academic library catering to the needs of social scientists and humanists.' Religious Studies Review

    'This is an important and fascinating work. The numerous black-and-white photographs, drawings, and maps are excellent and well placed. The bibliographies at the end of each chapter, along with filmographies of the various native groups, are convenient springboards for further research.' Libraries Unlimited

    'The case studies are thorough and should provide anthropologists, and those with a specific interest in hunter-gathering society, with an excellent insight into the history, culture and society of the peoples … excellent resource or scholars. It has been well researched and written, allowing the reader to undertake a serious study of the few remaining hunter gathering people in the world in the twenty-first century.' Reference Reviews

    'The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Hunters and Gatherers gives a wealth of information on this important basic way of life … this is a handy and clearly arranged work that gives a lot of information and references. what strikes is that this encyclopaedia is not just a dry work to search for information bit it is also well written and really enjoyable to read.' www.PalArch.nl

    '… contributes significantly to our understanding of the decision-making and flexibility of foragers in a changing world, and also the particular contribution of southern African groups towards a universal application and understanding of forager ideology and social relations … images bring to life the places and people described in the text. It is a scholarly work, but aimed at a wide audience … stimulating and highly readable text.' South African Archaeological Bulletin

    'As a general introduction to the field of hunter-gather studies, this encyclopaedia is an invaluable resource. Each chapter contains extensive reading lists to guide the general student towards further studies. The introduction to the volume is incomparable. … This introduction alone would be an excellent resource for undergraduate anthropology students. … This extensive piece of work, containing 128 illustrations and sixteen maps, is a must for any anthropological bookshelf, providing an introduction to specific hunter-gather groups, and presenting some of the most recent ideas in hunter-gatherer studies.' Journal of Social Anthropology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521609197
    • length: 534 pages
    • dimensions: 274 x 213 x 26 mm
    • weight: 1.34kg
    • contains: 122 b/w illus. 16 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Beatrice Medicine
    Introduction: foragers and others Richard B. Lee and Richard Daly
    Part I. Ethnographies: I.I North America
    Introduction Harvey A. Feit
    Archaeology Aubrey Cannon
    Blackfoot/Plains Alice B. Kehoe
    James Bay Cree Harvey A. Feit
    Slavey Dene Michael Asch and Shirleen Smith
    Innu José Mailhot
    Caribou Inuit Ernest S. Burch Jr and Yvon Csonka
    Inupiat Rosita Worl
    Timbisha Shoshone Catherine S. Fowler
    Witsuwite'en and Gitxsan Richard Daly
    I.II South America
    Introduction Laura M. Rival
    Archaeology Anna C. Roosevelt
    Aché Kim Hill and A. Magdalena Hurtado
    Cuiva Bernard Arcand
    Huaorani Laura M. Rival
    Sirionó William Balée
    Toba Gastón Gordillo
    Yamana Hernán J. Vidal
    I.III North Eurasia
    Introduction Victor A. Shnirelman and Bruce Grant
    Archaeology Victor A. Shnirelman
    Ainu Tom G. Svensson
    Chuckhi and Yupik Peter P. Schweitzer
    Evenki David G. Anderson
    Itenm'i Victor A. Shnirelman
    Iukagir Anton M. Ivanov
    Ket Evgeniia A. Alekseenko
    Khanti Evdokiia A. Nemysova, Dennis Bartels and Alice Bartels
    Nia (Nganasan) Andrei V. Golovnev
    Nivkh Bruce Grant
    I.IV Africa
    Introduction Robert K. Hitchcock
    Archaeology Peter Robertshaw
    Aka Pygmies Serge Bahuchet
    /Gui and//Gana Jiro Tanaka and Kazuyoshi Sugawara
    Hadza Bwire Kaare and James Woodburn
    Ju'hoansi Megan Biesele and Kxao Royal-/o//oo
    Mbuti Mitsuo Ichikawa
    Mikea Robert L. Kelly, Jean-François Rabedimy and Lin Poyer
    Okiek Corinne A. Kratz
    Tyua Robert K. Hitchcock
    I.V South Asia
    Introduction Nurit Bird-David
    Archaeology Kathleen Morrison
    Andaman Islanders Vishvajit Pandya
    Birhor Ashim K. Adhikary
    Chenchu Mark Turin
    Nayaka Nurit Bird-David
    Paliyan Peter M. Gardner
    Hill Pandaram Brian Morris
    Winniyala-aetto Wiveca Stegeborn
    I.VI SouthEast Asia
    Introduction Kirk Endicott
    Archaeology Peter Bellwood
    Agta P. Bion Griffin and Marcus B. Griffin
    Batak James F. Eder
    Batek Kirk Endicott
    Dulong Encheng Song and Chen Shen
    Jahai Cornelia M. I. Van Der Sluys
    Western Penan J. Peter Brosius I.VII Australia
    Introduction Nicolas Peterson
    Archaeology M. A. Smith
    Arrente John Morton
    Cape York peoples David F. Martin
    Kimberley peoples Sandy Toussaint
    Ngarrindjeri Robert Tonkinson
    Pintupi Fred R. Myers
    Tiwi Jane C. Goodale
    Torres Strait Islanders Jeremy Beckett
    Warlpiri Françoise Dussart
    Yolngu Ian Keen
    Part II. Special Topic Essays: II.I Hunter-gatherers, History and Social Theory
    Images of hunters and gatherers in European social thought Alan Barnard
    Archaeology and evolution of hunters and gatherers Andrew B. Smith
    Hunter-gatherers and the mythology of the market John Gowdy
    On the social relations of the hunter-gatherer band Tim Ingold
    II.II Facets of hunter-gatherer life in cross cultural perspective
    Gender relations in hunter-gatherer societies Karen L. Endicott
    Ecological/cosmological knowledge and land management among hunter-gatherers Catherine S. Fowler and Nancy J. Turner
    From totemism to shamanism: hunter-gatherer contributions to world mythology and spirituality Mathias Guenther
    From primitive to pop: foraging and post-foraging hunter-gatherer music Victor Barac
    Traditional and modern visual art of hunting and gathering peoples Howard Morphy
    Hunter-gatherers and human health S. Boyd Eaton, Stanley B. Eaton III
    II.III Hunter-gatherers in a global world
    The Tasaday controversy Gerald D. Berreman
    Hunter-gatherers and the colonial encounter John H. Bodley
    Hunter-gatherer peoples and nation-states David S. Trigger
    Indigenous peoples' rights and the struggle for survival Robert K. Hitchcock
    Indigenous peoples' organizations and advocacy groups
    Index.

  • Editors

    Richard B. Lee, University of Toronto
    Richard B. Lee is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, author of The !Kung San (1979) and The Dobe Ju'hoansi (second edition, 1993), and co-editor, with Irven Devore, of Man and Hunter (1968) and Kalahari Hunter-Gatherers (1976), and, with Eleanor Leacok, of Politics and History in Band Societies (1982).

    Richard Daly
    Richard Daly is a freelance anthropologist, who has spent the past decade working on aboriginal rights cases in British Columbia, Canada. He is the author of a three-volume unpublished report, "Stol:o: The River People" (1993), and co-author of They Write Their Dreams on Rock Forever (1993).

    Contributors

    Beatrice Medicine, Richard B. Lee, Richard Daly, Harvey A. Feit, Aubrey Cannon, Alice B. Kehoe, Michael Asch, Shirleen Smith, José Mailhot, Ernest S. Burch Jr, Yvon Csonka, Rosita Worl, Catherine S. Fowler, Laura M. Rival, Anna C. Roosevelt, Kim Hill, A. Magdalena Hurtado, Bernard Arcand, Laura M. Rival, William Balée, Gastón Gordillo, Hernán J. Vidal, Victor A. Shnirelman, Bruce Grant, Tom G. Svensson, Peter P. Schweitzer, David G. Anderson, Anton M. Ivanov, Evgeniia A. Alekseenko, Evdokiia A. Nemysova, Dennis Bartels, Alice Bartels, Andrei V. Golovnev, Robert K. Hitchcock, Peter Robertshaw, Serge Bahuchet, Jiro Tanaka, Kazuyoshi Sugawara, Bwire Kaare, James Woodburn, Megan Biesele, Kxao Royal-/o//oo, Mitsuo Ichikawa, Robert L. Kelly, Jean-François Rabedimy, Lin Poyer, Corinne A. Kratz, Nurit Bird-David, Kathleen Morrison, Vishvajit Pandya, Ashim K. Adhikary, Mark Turin, Peter M. Gardner, Brian Morris, Wiveca Stegeborn, Kirk Endicott, Peter Bellwood, P. Bion Griffin, Marcus B. Griffin, James F. Eder, Encheng Song, Chen Shen, Cornelia M. I. Van Der Sluys, J. Peter Brosius, Nicolas Peterson, M. A. Smith, John Morton, David F. Martin, Sandy Toussaint, Robert Tonkinson, Fred R. Myers, Jane C. Goodale, Jeremy Beckett, Françoise Dussart, Ian Keen, Alan Barnard, Andrew B. Smith, John Gowdy, Tim Ingold, Karen L. Endicott, Catherine S. Fowler, Nancy J. Turner, Mathias Guenther, Victor Barac, Howard Morphy, S. Boyd Eaton, Stanley B. Eaton III, Gerald D. Berreman, John H. Bodley, David S. Trigger

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