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The Reality of Hunter-Gatherers
by James A. Heffernan

Overview


What would our lives be like without the misery and inequity of state and class? Without these limiting systems, we might resemble pre-modern hunter-gatherer societies, some of which still exist today—the !Kung, the Hadza, the Baka, the Mbuti. Backed by extensive and compelling investigation, researcher James A. Heffernan takes a look at hunter-gatherers, past and present, as a vision of human life in a socially and economically egalitarian society. Heffernan illustrates the crucial, humane lessons we can learn from hunter-gatherer societies, analyzing elements such as economics, mobility, social relations, psychology, even child-rearing practices and spirituality. Heffernan’s clear and approachable work is sure to inspire and enlighten all readers.
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Description


What would our lives be like without the misery and inequity of state and class? Without these limiting systems, we might resemble pre-modern hunter-gatherer societies, some of which still exist today—the !Kung, the Hadza, the Baka, the Mbuti. Backed by extensive and compelling investigation, researcher James A. Heffernan takes a look at hunter-gatherers, past and present, as a vision of human life in a socially and economically egalitarian society. Heffernan illustrates the crucial, humane lessons we can learn from hunter-gatherer societies, analyzing elements such as economics, mobility, social relations, psychology, even child-rearing practices and spirituality. Heffernan’s clear and approachable work is sure to inspire and enlighten all readers.
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About the author


James A. (Jimmy) Heffernan graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in anthropology and has long been fascinated by pre-modern peoples, who were a focus in his university studies. In 2017 he released a new book entitled "Nonlocal Nature: The Eight Circuits of Consciousness," which has a correspondence with the present work in that it explores humanity's fundamental psychology and our relationship to Nature. He is also a published poet, finding a deep satisfaction in the novelty of a well-crafted poem and its expression through the mysterious phenomenon of the creative impulse. Jimmy lives near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Book details

Genre:SOCIAL SCIENCE

Subgenre:Anthropology / Cultural

Language:English

Pages:112

eBook ISBN:9781543923759


Overview


What would our lives be like without the misery and inequity of state and class? Without these limiting systems, we might resemble pre-modern hunter-gatherer societies, some of which still exist today—the !Kung, the Hadza, the Baka, the Mbuti. Backed by extensive and compelling investigation, researcher James A. Heffernan takes a look at hunter-gatherers, past and present, as a vision of human life in a socially and economically egalitarian society. Heffernan illustrates the crucial, humane lessons we can learn from hunter-gatherer societies, analyzing elements such as economics, mobility, social relations, psychology, even child-rearing practices and spirituality. Heffernan’s clear and approachable work is sure to inspire and enlighten all readers.

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Description


What would our lives be like without the misery and inequity of state and class? Without these limiting systems, we might resemble pre-modern hunter-gatherer societies, some of which still exist today—the !Kung, the Hadza, the Baka, the Mbuti. Backed by extensive and compelling investigation, researcher James A. Heffernan takes a look at hunter-gatherers, past and present, as a vision of human life in a socially and economically egalitarian society. Heffernan illustrates the crucial, humane lessons we can learn from hunter-gatherer societies, analyzing elements such as economics, mobility, social relations, psychology, even child-rearing practices and spirituality. Heffernan’s clear and approachable work is sure to inspire and enlighten all readers.

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About the author


James A. (Jimmy) Heffernan graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in anthropology and has long been fascinated by pre-modern peoples, who were a focus in his university studies. In 2017 he released a new book entitled "Nonlocal Nature: The Eight Circuits of Consciousness," which has a correspondence with the present work in that it explores humanity's fundamental psychology and our relationship to Nature. He is also a published poet, finding a deep satisfaction in the novelty of a well-crafted poem and its expression through the mysterious phenomenon of the creative impulse. Jimmy lives near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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