By (author) Mark Pluciennik
Normal Price: $36.99
Your Price: $33.29 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.70! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.66 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Social Evolution by Mark Pluciennik
Book DescriptionThe concept of social evolution in its modern form became widespread 250 years ago as part of the Enlightenment, and yet it still structures the thinking of academics, politicians and the public in a myriad ways. Hunter-gatherers become the repository of the natural or primitive; civilisation and 'our' history is deemed to begin with farming societies; and state societies are seen as the only gateway to social complexity. Through a historical and comparative review, this book challenges the idea that social evolution and the inevitability of progress is self-evident, and examines the connections of progressive social evolution with various ideologies and projects, from emancipation to racism, colonialism and imperialism and contemporary ideas of the new world order. Mark Pluciennik suggests that taking a critical stance allows other ways of thinking about and writing history to come into better focus, enabling us to ask different kinds of questions about the nature of change in human societies, and to treat social evolution in a more nuanced way.
Buy Social Evolution book by Mark Pluciennik from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780715632871
(215mm x 135mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 27-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Social Evolution book by Mark Pluciennik and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Mark Pluciennik
Mark Pluciennik is Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Leicester. His publications include edited volumes on archaeological ethics and archaeological approaches to the human body; and numerous journal papers and book chapters on many subject, from narrative analysis in archaeology to the history of hunter-gatherer studies.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.