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Orderly anarchy : sociopolitical evolution in aboriginal California, Robert L. Bettinger

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Orderly anarchy : sociopolitical evolution in aboriginal California
Title
Orderly anarchy
Title remainder
sociopolitical evolution in aboriginal California
Statement of responsibility
Robert L. Bettinger
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A provocative and innovative reexamination of the trajectory of sociopolitical evolution among Native American groups in California, this book explains the region's prehistorically rich diversity of languages, populations, and environmental adaptations. Ethnographic and archaeological data and evolutionary, economic, and anthropological theory are often presented to explain the evolution of increasing social complexity and inequality. In this account, these same data and theories are employed to argue for an evolving pattern of 'orderly anarchy, ' which featured small, inward-looking groups that, having devised a diverse range of ingenious solutions to the many environmental, technological, and social obstacles to resource intensification, were crowded onto what they had turned into the most densely populated landscape in aboriginal North America"--Provided by publisher
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Bettinger, Robert L
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Origins of Human Behavior and Culture
Series volume
8
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • California
Label
Orderly anarchy : sociopolitical evolution in aboriginal California, Robert L. Bettinger
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining California -- Jorgensen's western North American indians sample -- Regional variation -- Orderly anarchy -- California in broad evolutionary perspective -- The evolutionary fate of hunting and gathering -- The rise and fall of agriculture in western North America -- The evolution of intensive hunting and gathering in eastern California -- Intensification studies in California -- Ideal free distribution -- Plant intensification in eastern California -- Introduction of bow and arrow technology -- Effects of the bow -- Hunter-gatherer group size, subsistence risk, and resource pooling -- The small group shift in Owens Valley -- Alternative routes to plant intensification -- The privatization of food -- Pinyon intensification in eastern California -- Family band organization -- Murdock's theory of social organization -- The social organization of Great Basin family bands -- Why pinyon? -- The generalization and spread of privatization -- Plant intensification west of the Sierra crest -- Appearance of the bow and intensification -- Acorns as a resource -- Archaeology of acorn use and intensification -- Medieval climatic anomaly -- Patrilineal bands, sibs, and tribelets -- The patrilineal band -- Privatization and the evolution of tribelets -- The archaeology of tribelet development -- The role of property -- Back to the band : bilateral tribelets and bands -- Demise of the patrilineal tribelet -- Patrilineal to bilateral organization -- Ascent of the individual -- Emergence of anarchy and the Yurok-Karuk-Hupa household group -- Cooperation in the presence of anarchy -- Discussion -- Money -- Background -- Why money in California? -- How California money might have evolved -- Money and inequality -- The evolution of orderly anarchy -- Motivation crowding -- Mind-set in aboriginal California -- Aboriginal orderly anarchy in evolutionary perspective -- Quantifying organizational authority -- The evolutionary landscape : results -- Money -- The importance of subsistence economy -- Orderly anarchy more generally -- Hierarchy versus orderly anarchy : alternative adaptive strategies -- Orderly anarchy now and in the future
Control code
ocn897467024
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322394237
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt132z8r1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897467024
Label
Orderly anarchy : sociopolitical evolution in aboriginal California, Robert L. Bettinger
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining California -- Jorgensen's western North American indians sample -- Regional variation -- Orderly anarchy -- California in broad evolutionary perspective -- The evolutionary fate of hunting and gathering -- The rise and fall of agriculture in western North America -- The evolution of intensive hunting and gathering in eastern California -- Intensification studies in California -- Ideal free distribution -- Plant intensification in eastern California -- Introduction of bow and arrow technology -- Effects of the bow -- Hunter-gatherer group size, subsistence risk, and resource pooling -- The small group shift in Owens Valley -- Alternative routes to plant intensification -- The privatization of food -- Pinyon intensification in eastern California -- Family band organization -- Murdock's theory of social organization -- The social organization of Great Basin family bands -- Why pinyon? -- The generalization and spread of privatization -- Plant intensification west of the Sierra crest -- Appearance of the bow and intensification -- Acorns as a resource -- Archaeology of acorn use and intensification -- Medieval climatic anomaly -- Patrilineal bands, sibs, and tribelets -- The patrilineal band -- Privatization and the evolution of tribelets -- The archaeology of tribelet development -- The role of property -- Back to the band : bilateral tribelets and bands -- Demise of the patrilineal tribelet -- Patrilineal to bilateral organization -- Ascent of the individual -- Emergence of anarchy and the Yurok-Karuk-Hupa household group -- Cooperation in the presence of anarchy -- Discussion -- Money -- Background -- Why money in California? -- How California money might have evolved -- Money and inequality -- The evolution of orderly anarchy -- Motivation crowding -- Mind-set in aboriginal California -- Aboriginal orderly anarchy in evolutionary perspective -- Quantifying organizational authority -- The evolutionary landscape : results -- Money -- The importance of subsistence economy -- Orderly anarchy more generally -- Hierarchy versus orderly anarchy : alternative adaptive strategies -- Orderly anarchy now and in the future
Control code
ocn897467024
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322394237
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt132z8r1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897467024

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