Hunters and Gatherers, Volume II

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Hunters and Gatherers, Volume II

Property, Power and Ideology

By Tim Bergingold; Tim Ingold (Editor); James Woodburn (Editor)

Bloomsbury Academic, Paperback, 9780854967353, 330pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 1997


All that is central to the dynamic process in human society is evident in the study of hunter-gatherers - peoples whose subsistence way of life reflects the original form of human adaptation. This is the thesis of these wide-ranging volumes in which internationally leading scholars consider hunter-gatherer peoples in Africa, Asia, Australia and North America and reflect theoretically on the hunter-gatherer condition. Volume I takes a close look that the history, evolution and social change of hunter-gatherers, while Volume II looks at their property, power, and ideology. Together they offer a thorough overview, perfect for Social Anthropology courses.

About the Author

Tim Ingold is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen. His research is wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, spanning environment, technology and social organisation in the circumpolar North, evolutionary theory, human-animal relations, language and tool use, environmental perception and skilled practice. He has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the 2004 Anders Retzius Gold Medal of the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography.

James Woodburn is in the Department of Social Anthropology, London School of Economics.