The Anthropology of War (School of Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series)


The Anthropology of War (School of Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521380423
  • DDC分類 303.66

Full Description

The book brings together a group of authors who are addressing the nature and causes of warfare in simpler, tribal societies. The authors represent a range of different opinions about why humans engage in warfare, why wars start, and the role of war in human evolution. Warfare in cultures from several different world areas is considered, ranging from the Amazon, the Caribbean, the Andes, the Southwestern US, Southeast Asia, Polynesia, and Malaysia. To explain the origins and maintenance of war in tribal societies, different authors appeal to a broad spectrum of demographic, environmental, historical and biological variables. Competing explanatory model of warfare are presented with overlapping bodies of data offered in support of each model.

Table of Contents

List of contributors
1. Conference overview Clark McCauley
2. Explaining war R. Brian Ferguson
3. Motivations and material causes on the
explanation of conflict and war Clayton
4. Reproductive and somatic conflicts of
interest in the genesis of violence and warfare
among tribesmen Napolean Chagnon
5. Uneasy peace: intertribal relations in
Brazil's Upper Xingu Thomas Gregor
6. Raiding, trading, and tribal autonomy in
insular Southeast Asia Thomas Gibson
7. The Snake Warriors - Sons of the Tiger's
Teeth: a descriptive analysis of Carib warfare
ca. 1500-1820 Neil Whitehead
8. Warfare and the evolution of tribal politics
in the prehistoric Southwest Jonathan Haas
9. Chiefdom-level warfare as exemplified in
Fiji and the Cauca Valley Robert Carneiro