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Forager-Traders in South and Southeast Asia by Kathleen D. Morrison
Book DescriptionIn both South and Southeast Asia, many upland groups make a living - in whole or part - through gathering and hunting, producing not only subsistence goods but commodities destined for regional and even world markets. These forager-traders have had an ambiguous position in ethnographic analysis, variously represented as relics, degraded hunter-gatherers, or recent upstarts. Forager-Traders in South and Southeast Asia adopts a multidisciplinary approach to these groups, presenting a series of comparative case-studies that analyse the long-term histories of hunting, gathering, trading, power relations, and regional social and biological interactions in this critical region. This book is a fascinating and important addition to the current 'revisionist' debate, and a unique attempt to re-conceptualize our knowledge of forager-traders within the surrounding context of complex polities, populations and economies in South and Southeast Asia.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521016360
(247mm x 174mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kathleen D. Morrison
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A unique re-assessment of forager-trader groups within the complex historical worlds of South and Southeast Asia.
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Author Biography - Kathleen D. Morrison
Kathleen D. Morrison is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Laura L. Junker is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
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