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The Give and Take of Sustainability
Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives on Tradeoffs

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Part of New Directions in Sustainability and Society

Michelle Hegmon, Jacob Freeman, Andrea Torvinen, Ben A. Nelson, John M. Anderies, Shauna B. BurnSilver, Randall B. Boone, Gary P. Kofinas, Todd J. Brinkman, Paul Roscoe, Amanda L. Logan, Christian Isendahl, Scott Heckbert, Margaret C. Nelson, Ann P. Kinzig, Jette Arneborg, Richard Streeter, Scott E. Ingram, Colin Grier, Bill Angelbeck, Seth D. Brewington, Katherine A. Spielmann, Rimjhim M. Aggarwal, Alf Hornborg
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  • Date Published: May 2017
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  • isbn: 9781108166720

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  • Sustainability strives to meet the needs of the present without compromising the future, but increasingly recognizes the tradeoffs among these many needs. Who benefits? Who bears the burden? How are these difficult decisions made? Are people aware of these hard choices? This timely volume brings the perspectives of ethnography and archaeology to bear on these questions by examining case studies from around the world. Written especially for this volume, the essays by an international team of scholars offer archaeological and ethnographic examples from the southwestern United States, the Maya region of Mexico, Africa, India, and the North Atlantic, among other regions. Collectively, they explore the benefits and consequences of growth and development, the social costs of ecological sustainability, and tensions between food and military security.

    • Focuses on tradeoffs from many different perspectives
    • Draws on the insights of the long-term perspective of archaeology to speak to the future
    • Uses the tradeoff perspective whilst examining it critically
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    • Date Published: May 2017
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108166720
    • contains: 29 b/w illus. 12 maps 9 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction. Multiple perspectives on tradeoffs Michelle Hegmon
    2. Diversity, reciprocity, and the emergence of equity-inequity tradeoffs Jacob Freeman, Andrea Torvinen, Ben A. Nelson and John M. Anderies
    3. Modeling tradeoffs in a rural Alaska mixed economy: hunting, working, and sharing in the face of economic and ecological change Shauna B. BurnSilver, Randall B. Boone, Gary P. Kofinas and Todd J. Brinkman
    4. Trading off food and military security in contact-era New Guinea Paul Roscoe
    5. Will agricultural technofixes feed the world? Short- and long-term tradeoffs of adopting high-yielding crops Amanda L. Logan
    6. Tradeoffs in precolumbian Maya water management systems: complexity, sustainability, and cost Christian Isendahl and Scott Heckbert
    7. Growth and inter-generational tradeoffs: archaeological perspectives from the Mimbres region of the US Southwest
    8. Vulnerability to food insecurity: tradeoffs and their consequences Margaret C. Nelson, Ann P. Kinzig, Jette Arneborg, Richard Streeter and Scott E. Ingram
    9. Tradeoffs in coast Salish social action: balancing autonomy, inequality, and sustainability Colin Grier and Bill Angelbeck
    10. Tradeoffs and human well-being: achieving sustainability in the Faroe Islands Seth D. Brewington
    11. Household- vs national-scale food storage: perspectives on food security from archaeology and contemporary India Katherine A. Spielmann and Rimjhim M. Aggarwal
    12. Some analytical tradeoffs of talking about tradeoffs: on perspectives lost in estimating the costs and benefits of inequality Alf Hornborg.

  • Editor

    Michelle Hegmon, Arizona State University
    Michelle Hegmon has dedicated her career to expanding the reach of archaeology, drawing insights from her own research in the Mimbres region of the US Southwest. She has contributed to archaeological theory, the study of style and ceramics, gender research, and social perspectives on ecology. Currently, she is developing a new paradigm, the Archaeology of the Human Experience (AHE), concerned with understanding what it was actually like to live in the past that archaeologists study. The study of tradeoffs, the hard choices people have to make, is part of this AHE perspective.

    Contributors

    Michelle Hegmon, Jacob Freeman, Andrea Torvinen, Ben A. Nelson, John M. Anderies, Shauna B. BurnSilver, Randall B. Boone, Gary P. Kofinas, Todd J. Brinkman, Paul Roscoe, Amanda L. Logan, Christian Isendahl, Scott Heckbert, Margaret C. Nelson, Ann P. Kinzig, Jette Arneborg, Richard Streeter, Scott E. Ingram, Colin Grier, Bill Angelbeck, Seth D. Brewington, Katherine A. Spielmann, Rimjhim M. Aggarwal, Alf Hornborg

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