Limited Wants, Unlimited Means A Reader On Hunter-Gatherer Economics And The Environment

by John M. Gowdy

Limited Wants, Unlimited Means A Reader On Hunter-Gatherer Economics And The Environment Synopsis

For roughly 99% of their existence on earth, Homo sapiens lived as small bands of hunter-gatherers in societies that appear to have solved problems of production, distribution, social equity, and environmental sustainability that our own culture seems incapable of addressing. Limited Wants, Unlimited Means examines the hunter-gatherer society and lifestyle, providing a brief introduction to the rich literature on non-agricultural societies. It examines the economics of traditional societies and presents a multifaceted investigation of how such societies function and what that can teach us in our own quest for sustainability and equality.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781559635554
Publication date: 1st December 1997
Author: John M. Gowdy
Publisher: Island Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 378 pages
Categories: Political economy,

About John M. Gowdy

John Gowdy is Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

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