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By Bruce G. Trigger

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Sociocultural Evolution by Bruce G. Trigger

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Sociocultural evolution is the most important concept that has guided social science thought over the past 300 years. Throughout this time it has, however, been fiercely contested and has changed as it has slowly discarded the providential concerns that originally characterized it. This book traces the gradual development of the concept of sociocultural evolution and relates how it is currently understood, and misunderstood, to the major political and cultural debates of the present day. The author examines, in particular, issues relating to neo--conservative socioeconomic policy and postmodernism, which he regards as the chief cultural expression of transnational capitalism. He argues that continued sociocultural development requires a greater degree of planning than ever before in human history and far more general participation in the planning process than has been possible or attempted in the past. Sociocultural Evolution will be welcomed by students of anthropology, history, and archaeology, as well as general readers interested in the concerns surrounding further technological development and social change.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781557869777
ISBN-10: 1557869774
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 155mm x 17mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Understanding Early Civilizations by Bruce G. Trigger Understanding Early Civilizations, Paperback (April 2007)

The first detailed comparative study of the seven best-documented early civilizations.

History of Archaeological Thought by Bruce G. Trigger History of Archaeological Thought, Hardback (September 2006)

Bruce Trigger examines the history of archaeological thought from medieval times to the present in world-wide perspective.

Sociocultural Evolution by Bruce G. Trigger Sociocultural Evolution, Hardback (March 1998)

This study traces the development of the concept of sociocultural evolution, and relates how it is currently understood, and misunderstood, to the major political and cultural debates of the present day. It examines issues relating to neo-conservative socioeconomic policy and postmodernism.

Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas by Bruce G. Trigger Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas, Hardback (October 1996)

This book provides the first comprehensive history of the Native Peoples of North America from their arrival in the western hemisphere to the present.

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Author Biography - Bruce G. Trigger

Bruce Trigger is Professor of Anthropology at McGill University in Montreal. He received his PhD from Yale University and has carried out archaeological research in Egypt and the Sudan. His current interests embrace the comparative study of early civilizations and the history of archaeology. His numerous books include The Children of Aataentsic: A History of the Huron People to 1660 (1976), A History of Archaeological Thought (1989) and Early Civilizations (1993). Professor Trigger has received various awards including the Prix Leon--Gerin from the Quebec government for his sustained contributions to the social sciences.

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