Hunter-Gatherer: Why have hunting and gathering societies been described as 'affluent' and 'egalitarian'? Are they? by Johannes Lenhard

Hunter-Gatherer: Why have hunting and gathering societies been described as 'affluent' and…

byJohannes Lenhard

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Essay from the year 2012 in the subject Pedagogy - Science, Theory, Anthropology, grade: 64, University of Cambridge, language: English, abstract: Why have hunting and gathering societies been described as 'affluent' and 'egalitarian'? Are they? To start with a rather polemic answer to the explicit question whether hunter-gatherers are affluent, it seems to be the case that many of them nowadays are suffering from poverty. A few, on the other hand, accumulate riches that are impressive - even judged with a Western standard. This is what Gell (1988) shows for the Muria in India. Those people are predominantly not hunting and gathering anymore, however, but under the influence of a modern economy. They are capitalists without capitalist notions of boastful and lavish consumption.

Title:Hunter-Gatherer: Why have hunting and gathering societies been described as 'affluent' and…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 28, 2012Publisher:GRIN VerlagLanguage:English

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