Household Strategies for Survival, 1600-2000: Fission, Faction and Cooperation by Laurence Fontaine buy used Used & Rare price $25.34 new from$44.95 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Format: Paperback Publisher: Cambridge University Press Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:0521001420 ISBN - 13:9780521001427 Seller Comments: 196pp. Wear and rubbing wraps. From the Publisher In preindustrial Europe, as in developing countries today, much of the population had to struggle to survive. The livelihood of all those who lived by the work of their hands was highly insecure. This book considers the "laboring poor" not simply as victims, but as actively pursuing a whole range of strategies for survival. Sometimes, strategies were successfully integrated within a household, while in other instances the domestic group was split and members preferred to pursue individual strategies. This illuminating book examines the European past using case studies from present-day situations in Asia and Africa.