The anthropology of complex economic systems : inequality, stability, and cycles of crisis / Niccolo Leo Caldararo.

Caldararo, Niccolo.
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2014]
1 online resource (339 p.)
Economic anthropology.
Economic history.
Social structure.
Electronic books.
By bringing together economic anthropology, ecology, and culture history, The Anthropology of Complex Economic Systems not only proposes a new model of human social evolution, but equally importantly creates a methodology for speaking to, and against, our present economic and environmental situation.
The Anthropology of Complex Economic Systems; Contents; List of Figures; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I Anthropology and Economics: A Review; Chapter 1: Anthropology and the Cosmology of Modern Economics; Chapter 2: Wants, Needs, and the Question of Surplus versus Wealth; Chapter 3: Complexity and Stability or Stagnation: Declining Returns and the Business Cycle; Chapter 4: Wealth, Consumption, Quality of Life and Standard of Living; Chapter 5: The Great Debate: Economists and Anthropologists: The Market and Society, Continued; Part II Introduction to Hominid Economics
Chapter 6: IntroductionChapter 7: Forest Fires: Origins and Myths; Chapter 8: Traditional Peoples and Fire; Chapter 9: Climate and Fire, Assessing Time's Arrow and the Antiquity of Anthropogenic Fire; Chapter 10: Forest Management in Modern and Traditional Society; Chapter 11: The Degraded Environment and Homo Sapiens; Chapter 12: Co-evolutionary Processes and Environmental Exploitation; Chapter 13: Makeup and Nature of Forests: Fire-Adapted Species vs "Old Growth"; Chapter 14: Determining Fire History: Fire Scars, Fire Histories and Thermal Alteration
Chapter 15: Insects, Biomass Reduction and PesticidesChapter 16: Conclusion: Forests and the Future of Man; Part III Cycles of Growth and Collapse versus the Possibility of Sustainable Societies; Chapter 17: Introduction; Chapter 18: The Problem of Population and the Nature of Human Society; Chapter 19: Consumerism and Sustainability: Japan as an Example; Chapter 20: The Evolution of Modern Japan and Its Transformation; Part IV The Role of Ideology and Religious Precepts in the Containment and Change of Society: A Modernist View; Chapter 21: The Credit Crisis of 2008 to 20??
Chapter 22: Ideology and Religious Precepts and Motivations: Why People WorkChapter 23: Fundamentalism versus Globalism; Part V Conclusion; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
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