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Agricultural Revolutions

David A. Cleveland

in Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277410
eISBN:
9780520957084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277410.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The transition from foraging to agriculture—the Neolithic revolution—began about twelve thousand years ago. It changed three basic human relationships—with other species, the environment, and other ... More


Promethean Legacy

JOE C. TRUETT

in Grass: In Search of Human Habitat

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258396
eISBN:
9780520944527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258396.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Some half a million years ago, our ancestors sought the best ways to capture energy and used it for their own purposes. Agriculture emerged 10,000 years or so ago and by domesticating plants and ... More


Circuits of Commerce

Viviana A. Zelizer

in Self, Social Structure, and Beliefs: Explorations in Sociology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241367
eISBN:
9780520937857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241367.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter expands on a phenomenon noted in Smelser's analysis of social change in the industrial revolution: the development of differentiated ties that cross household boundaries and involve ... More


Un délassement honnête et instructif—Music Drama in Restoration Paris

Mark Everist

in Music Drama at the Paris Odéon, 1824–1828

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234451
eISBN:
9780520928909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234451.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the operatic activities at the Odéon through its physical and material environment and the general characteristics of music drama during the Bourbon Restoration. Although by the ... More


Types of Latin American Peasantry: A Preliminary Discussion

Eric R. Wolf

in Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223332
eISBN:
9780520924871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223332.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter employs the concept of “types,” each built up around a cultural core formed by the functional interdependency of features in a structural relationship. Similar interdependencies are most ... More


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