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Hunting and Gathering

Author : Anna Gavalda
Publisher : Random House
Page : 482 pages
File Size : 38,11 MB
Release : 2011-11-30
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1448113997

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Camille is doing her best to disappear. She barely eats, works at night as a cleaner and lives in a tiny attic room. Downstairs in a beautiful, ornate apartment, lives Philibert Marquet de la Durbellière, a shy, erudite, upper-class man with an unlikely flatmate in the shape of the foul-mouthed but talented chef, Franck. One freezing evening Philibert overcomes his excruciating reitcence to rescue Camille, unconscious, from her garret and bring her into his home. As she recovers Camille learns more about Philibert; about Franck and his guilt for his beloved but fragile grandmother Paulette, who is all he has left in the world; and about herself. And slowly, this curious quartet of misfits all discover the importance of food, friendship and love.

Hunting and Gathering

Author : Brooke Berman
Publisher : Broadway Play Publishing
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 50,52 MB
Release : 2009
Category : Drama
ISBN : 9780881454055

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Four New Yorkers seek shelter, both physical and spiritual, in a variety of temporary abodes and in one another in this dark comedy. "As every young, single New Yorker quickly learns, real estate is destiny in this town, a fact of urban life that Brooke Berman addresses with bracing wit and intelligence in HUNTING AND GATHERING. The four attractive players in this droll comedy think of their fly-by-night housing accommodations as proof of an independent spirit. Little do they realize, until the scribe plays her romantic trump card, that their loose living conditions more accurately expose their fears of emotional commitment. Character insights are comic, but never cruel, revealed in clever dialogue and delivered in sharp style by a crackerjack cast. Comedy with a point ... Berman wastes no time exercising the satirical verbal wit that has already opened doors for her with savvy institutional theaters like Second Stage and Steppenwolf. Plot-wise, the play raises essentially the same concerns as any romantic comedy - who will end up with whom and why should we care? But in re-casting the old relationship questions as real-estate issues - who will move in with whom and what will be the price of this commitment? - Berman finds a fresh and funny way of looking at the mortal terrors of being young and on your own in a bewildering existential landscape." -Marilyn Stasio, Variety

Hunters and Gatherers in the Modern World

Author : Megan Biesele
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Page : 512 pages
File Size : 42,82 MB
Release : 2000-04-30
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 1782381589

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In an age of heightened awareness of the threat that western industrialized societies pose to the environment, hunters and gatherers attract particularly strong interest because they occupy the ecological niches that are constantly eroded. Despite the denial of sovereignty, the world's more than 350 million indigenous peoples continue to assert aboriginal title to significant portions of the world's remaining bio-diversity. As a result, conflicts between tribal peoples and nation states are on the increase. Today, many of the societies that gave the field of anthropology its empirical foundations and unique global vision of a diverse and evolving humanity are being destroyed as a result of national economic, political, and military policies. Although quite a sizable body of literature exists on the living conditions of the hunters and gatherers, this volume is unique in that it represents the first extensive east-west scholarly exchange in anthropology since the demise of the USSR. Moreover, it also offers new perspectives from indigenous communities and scholars in an exchange that be termed "south-north" as opposed to " north-north," denoting the predominance of northern Europe and North America in scholarly debate. The main focus of this volume is on the internal dynamics and political strategies of hunting and gathering societies in areas of self-determination and self-representation. More specifically, it examines areas such as warfare and conflict resolution, resistance, identity and the state, demography and ecology, gender and representation, and world view and religion. It raises a large number of major issues of common concerns and therefore makes important reading for all those interested in human rights issues, ethnic conflict, grassroots development and community organization, and environmental topics.

Information and Its Role in Hunter-Gatherer Bands

Author : Robert K. Hitchcock
Publisher : Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press
Page : 387 pages
File Size : 48,86 MB
Release : 2011-12-31
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 193877020X

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Information and its Role in Hunter-Gatherer Bands explores the question of how information, broadly conceived, is acquired, stored, circulated, and utilized in small-scale hunter-gatherer societies, or bands. Given the nature of this question, the volume brings together a group of scholars from multiple disciplines, including archaeology, ethnography, linguistics, and evolutionary ecology. Each of these specialties deals with the question of information in different ways and with different sets of data given different primacy. The fundamental goal of the volume is to bridge disciplines and subdisciplines, open discussion, and see if some common ground-either theoretical perspectives, general principles, or methodologies-can be developed upon which to build future research on the role of information in hunter-gatherer bands.

Why Forage?

Author : Brian F. Codding
Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
Page : 350 pages
File Size : 43,98 MB
Release : 2016
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 0826356966

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4: Twenty-First-Century Hunting and Gathering among Western and Central Kalahari San / Robert K. Hitchcock and Maria Sapignoli -- 5: Why Do So Few Hadza Farm? / Nicholas Blurton Jones -- 6: In Pursuit of the Individual: Recent Economic Opportunities and the Persistence of Traditional Forager-Farmer Relationships in the Southwestern Central African Republic / Karen D. Lupo -- 7: What Now?: Big Game Hunting, Economic Change, and the Social Strategies of Bardi Men / James E. Coxworth

Hunting, Gathering, & Videogames

Author : Todd Allen Gates
Publisher : Variocity
Page : 96 pages
File Size : 23,16 MB
Release : 2005-03
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 1933037601

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The common conservative answer to the question Why do we work? is that it's to pursue maximum wealth and status, regardless of personal fulfillment. The common rebellious answer, on the other hand, is that work is for pursuing one's inner calling, regardless of financial consequences. This book was written for the philosophically-minded teenager and young adult struggling to make sense out of these contradictory approaches. PART I: Why Do We Have to Work? looks at the history of why we've always had to work, tracing the common link between the workday of the prehistoric hunter and gatherer, the first millennium b.c. farmer, the a.d. first century pottery-maker, the nineteenth century assembly-line worker, and today's videogame programmer. Included in this overview is an explanation of why we use this odd thing called money: why the complications of bartering inevitably lead communities with multiple goods and services to use some type of medium-of-exchange (be it beads or dollar bills) to solve their trading problems. PART II: Work, Wealth, & Status focuses on today's world, and contrasts our culture's guideline for happiness-the wealth, status, and identity we derive from our careers-with a guideline that instead aims for a balance of our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual dimensions. The insights I've gained from writing this book have helped me find (relative) peace within employment, and it's my hope they'll help the reader as well.

Hunting & Gathering Survival Manual

Author : Tim MacWelch
Publisher : Weldon Owen International
Page : 440 pages
File Size : 37,77 MB
Release : 2014-11-11
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 1616289481

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This comprehensive guide is full of the strategies, skills, and gear you need to survive any catastrophe—from natural disasters to the collapse of society. All over America, families are transforming spare rooms into long-term storage pantries, planting survival gardens, unplugging from the grid, converting their homes to alternative sources of energy, taking self-defense courses, and stocking up on everything from canned food to ammunition. So what are these people preparing for? In our increasingly unstable world, there are a whole host of catastrophic event that could throw civilization into turmoil. Outdoor Life: Prepare for Anything takes you through these potential threats and explains how to be prepared for them. From having the right equipment to considering your actions in the wake of a disaster, or acquiring the skills needed for self-sufficiency, this guide is full of hands-on hints, easy-to-use checklists, and engaging first-person stories. This volume includes vital information on: • Necessary skills in a time of a natural disaster, economic collapse, or societal restructuring. • What should be in your house, pantry, basement, bunker, and go-bag. • How to handle yourself and your family in the wake of disaster, from creating a plan to leading your neighborhood watch.

The Lifeways of Hunter-Gatherers

Author : Robert L. Kelly
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 383 pages
File Size : 30,36 MB
Release : 2013-04-15
Category : History
ISBN : 1107024870

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Challenges the preconceptions that hunter-gatherers were Paleolithic relics living in a raw state of nature, instead crafting a position that emphasizes their diversity.

A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century

Author : Heather Heying
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 321 pages
File Size : 33,41 MB
Release : 2021-09-14
Category : Psychology
ISBN : 0593086880

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A provocative exploration of the tension between our evolutionary history and our modern woes—and what we can do about it. We are living through the most prosperous age in all of human history, yet we are listless, divided, and miserable. Wealth and comfort are unparalleled, but our political landscape is unmoored, and rates of suicide, lone­liness, and chronic illness continue to skyrocket. How do we explain the gap between these truths? And how should we respond? For evolutionary biologists Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein, the cause of our troubles is clear: the accelerat­ing rate of change in the modern world has outstripped the capacity of our brains and bodies to adapt. We evolved to live in clans, but today many people don’t even know their neighbors’ names. In our haste to discard outdated gender roles, we increasingly deny the flesh-and-blood realities of sex—and its ancient roots. The cognitive dissonance spawned by trying to live in a society we are not built for is killing us. In this book, Heying and Weinstein draw on decades of their work teaching in college classrooms and explor­ing Earth’s most biodiverse ecosystems to confront today’s pressing social ills—from widespread sleep deprivation and dangerous diets to damaging parenting styles and back­ward education practices. Asking the questions many mod­ern people are afraid to ask, A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century outlines a science-based worldview that will empower you to live a better, wiser life.

Hunter-gatherer Archaeology as Historical Process

Author : Kenneth E. Sassaman
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
Page : 360 pages
File Size : 24,43 MB
Release : 2011-04-15
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780816529254

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Papers from a seminar held in 2008 at the Amerind Foundation in Dragoon, Ariz.