The give and take of sustainability : archaeological and anthropological perspectives on tradeoffs / edited by Michelle Hegmon, Arizona State University
- New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 
- Physical Description:
- xvi, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Hegmon, Michelle
- New directions in sustainability and society
- 1. Introduction : multiple perspectives on tradeoffs / Michelle Hegmon -- 2. Diversity, reciprocity, and the emergence of equity-inequity tradeoffs / Jacob Freeman, Andrea Torvinen, Ben A. Nelson, and John M. Anderies -- 3. Modeling tradeoffs in a rural Alaska mixed economy : hunting, working, and sharing in the face of economic and ecological change / Shauna B. Burnsilver, Randall B. Boone, Gary P. Kofinas, and Todd J. Brinkman -- 4. Trading off food and military security in contact-era New Guinea / Paul Roscoe -- 5. Will agricultural technofixes feed the world? Short- and long-term tradeoffs of adopting high-yielding crops / Amanda L. Logan -- 6. Tradeoffs in pre-Columbian Maya water management systems : complexity, sustainability, and cost / Christian Isendahl and Scott Heckbert -- 7. Growth and inter-generational tradeoffs : archaeological perspectives from the Mimbres region of the US Southwest / Michelle Hegmon -- 8. Vulnerability to food insecurity : tradeoffs and their consequences / Margaret C. Nelson, Ann P. Kinzig, Jette Arneborg, Richard Streeter, and Scott E. Ingram -- 9. Tradeoffs in coast Salish social action: balancing autonomy, inequality, and sustainability / Colin Grier and Bill Angelbeck -- 10. Tradeoffs and human well-being : achieving sustainability in the Faroe Islands / Seth D. Brewington -- 11. Household- vs. national-scale food storage : perspectives on food security from archaeology and contemporary India / Katherine A. Spielmann and Rimjhim M. Aggarwal -- 12. Some analytical tradeoffs of talking about tradeoffs : on perspectives lost in estimating the costs and benefits of inequality / Alf Hornborg.
- "Sustainability strives to meet the needs of the present without compromising the future, but increasingly recognizes the tradeoffs among these many needs. Who benefits? Who bears the burden? How are these difficult decisions made? Are people aware of these hard choices? This timely volume brings the perspectives of ethnography and archaeology to bear on these questions by examining case studies from around the world. Written especially for this volume, the essays by an international team of scholars offer archaeological and ethnographic examples from the southwestern United States, the Maya region of Mexico, Africa, India, and the North Atlantic, among other regions. Collectively, they explore the benefits and consequences of growth and development, the social costs of ecological sustainability, and tensions between food and military security"--
- 9781107078338 (hardback) and 1107078334 (hardback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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