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Donald H. Holly Jr.

anthropological inquiry. This includes hunters and gatherers. As a people who rely on wild plants and animals for their livelihood, and are often mobile and egalitarian, hunters and gatherers have long stood as the quintessential “Other.” In part for this reason

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The Chaco Skies

A Socio-cultural History of Power Relations

Alejandro Martín López and Agustina Altman

in the second half of the nineteenth century, the Guaycurú groups were hunters and gatherers who moved about a vast territory. Their socio-political system was based on small bands of related families that established fluctuating alliances among them

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Invoking a World of Ideas

Theory and Interpretation in the Justification of Colonialism

David Boucher

cultivation, as evidence of civilisation ( Pocock 2005: 51–2 ). Hunters and gatherers were merely parasitic of the land, while rudimentary agriculture that exhausted the nutrients in the soil and required abandoning one location for another, while fulfilling

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“Containers, Carriers, Vehicles”

Three Views of Mobility from Africa

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga, Jeroen Cuvelier, and Katrien Pype

also how they are linking and synchronizing the world to Africa by dint of their hard work, entrepreneurship, and creativities. Harrison Esam Awuh’s contribution is set within the context of the forced sedenterization of the Baka people, a hunter-and-gatherers

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Hadas Weiss

is based on seasonal cultivation. Like Sahlins, he calls it a domestic community. He contrasts it to hunters and gatherers who form ad hoc alliances for tasks beyond which there is nothing binding them together. Not so with Neolithic farmers. Even

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Horizontal and vertical politics

Strategic uses of abajo and arriba in the construction of the Venezuelan socialist State

Stefano Boni

expressed a clear preference for one of the two organizational principles: some settings, most notably aristocratic kingdoms, crafted a coherently ver-tical disposition while others a congruent horizontal one, most notably herdsmen as well as hunters and

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Elias L. Khalil

‘species membership problem’ in the philosophical literature ( Nussbaum 2006 ) – where the term ‘species’ can denote one’s band of hunters and gatherers, a tribe, a society of tribes, a nation or a society of nations. A bounded society is made up of

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Tiziana Soverino, Evgenia Mesaritou, Thomas M. Wilson, Steve Byrne, Dino Vukušić, Fabiana Dimpflmeier, Eva-Maria Walther, and Eva Schwab

longue durée historical anthropological approaches investigate hunter and gatherer societies between subsistence and cash economy and their cohabitation of Alaskan forests with international oil companies (Peter Schweitzer) as well as transfrontier

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“Deception begins with trade … ”

Vladimir Arsen’ev’s Economic Expertise and Challenges of Rationalizing Imperial Diversity in the Taiga

Aleksandr Turbin

ethnography popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century both in Russia and Europe. It was based on the ideas about the linear gradation of peoples based on the level of their civilizational development, from hunters and gatherers to sedentary