The Ecological Transition: Cultural Anthropology and Human Adaptation

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Elsevier, 18 may. 2014 - 388 páginas
The Ecological Transition: Cultural Anthropology and Human Adaptation covers various concerns about human interaction with the physical environment. The title tackles how social factors are implicated in human-nature interrelationships.
The text first details the concept of ecological transition, and then proceeds to discussing the interrelationship between culture, ecology, and social policy. Next, the selection deals with human ecology and cultural ecology. Chapter 4 covers system, ecosystem, and social system. The text also talks about the ecological transition, along with the culture-ecology relationship. The eighth chapter tackles adaptation and human behavior, while the ninth chapter covers adaptation as a social process.
The book will be of great interest to behavioral scientists, sociologists, and anthropologists.
 

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Images of Man and Nature
1
CHAPTER 2 Culture Ecology and Social Policy
17
CHAPTER 3 Human Ecology and Cultural Ecology
35
CHAPTER 4 System Ecosystem and Social System
84
From Equilibrium to Disequilibrium
123
The Use of Biological Concepts
156
Culture as the Master Variable
209
CHAPTER 8 Adaptation and Human Behavior
243
CHAPTER 9 Adaptation as Social Process
265
Ecology Culture and Anthropology
306
References
312
Index
355
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