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The Resource Affluence without abundance : what we can learn from the world's most successful civilisation, James Suzman

Affluence without abundance : what we can learn from the world's most successful civilisation, James Suzman

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Affluence without abundance : what we can learn from the world's most successful civilisation
Title
Affluence without abundance
Title remainder
what we can learn from the world's most successful civilisation
Statement of responsibility
James Suzman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A vibrant portrait of the 'original affluent society' - the Bushmen of southern Africa - by the anthropologist who has spent the better part of the last twenty-five years documenting their encounter with modernity. If the success of a civilization is measured by its endurance over time, then the Bushmen of the Kalahari are by far the most successful in human history. A hunting and gathering people who made a good living by working only as much as needed to exist in harmony with their hostile desert environment, the Bushmen have lived in southern Africa since the evolution of our species nearly two hundred thousand years ago. In 'Affluence Without Abundance', anthropologist James Suzman asks whether understanding how hunter-gatherers like the Bushmen found contentment by having few needs easily met might help us address some of the environmental and economic challenges we face today
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Suzman, James
Dewey number
  • 305.8'961'068
  • 305.8'961'068
  • 305.8961068
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • San (African people)
  • Society
Label
Affluence without abundance : what we can learn from the world's most successful civilisation, James Suzman
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781526609311
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781526609311
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour), maps (black and white)
Label
Affluence without abundance : what we can learn from the world's most successful civilisation, James Suzman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781526609311
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781526609311
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour), maps (black and white)

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