Farmers as hunters analyses from an essentially ethnographic perspective the role of hunters in small-scale farming societies. The twelve contributors examine the effects of hunting and mobility on behaviour, diet, economy and material culture at both culture-specific and cross-cultural levels. The influence of sedentism and the increasing use of domesticates is also explored across a wide range of societies from the American southwest and Amazonian to Africa, New Guinea and the Phillipines. Differing perceptions of the status of animals and plants are reviewed and cultural values are throughout given due weight in a field where discussion too often verges on the economically deterministic.
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: December 2008
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521101981
- length: 168 pages
- dimensions: 279 x 210 x 9 mm
- weight: 0.39kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Cross-cultural perceptions of farmers as hunters and the value of meat Susan Kent
2. Hunting and male domination in Cashinahua society Kenneth M. Kensinger
3. Stalking the wild pig: hunting and horticulture in Papua New Guinea Abraham Rosman and Paula G. Rubel
4. Farming and foraging: a necessary complementarity in Amazonian? Leslie E. Sponsel
5. Patterns of foraging and gardening in a semi-sedentary Amazonian community William T. Vickers
6. Hutning, farming and sedentism in a rain forest foraging society P. Bion Griffin
7. Horticulture and large-mammal hunting: the role of resource depletion and the constraints of time and labour John D. Speth and Susan L. Scott
8. Sedentism and prehistoric animal procurement among desert horticulturalists of the North American southwest Christine R. Szuter and Frank E. Bayham
9. The myth of ecological determinism - anticipated mobility and site spatial organisation Susan Kent and Helga Vierich
10. New directions for old studies Susan Kent
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×
Are you sure you want to delete your account?
This cannot be undone.
Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.
If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.×