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- DescriptionToday we live in what Ulrich Beck has aptly characterized as a risk society shaped by intensifying crises outside of our control and seemingly outside of our comprehension. The master narrative that was supposed to lead us to secular salvation-ecomics-has proved to be a large part of the problem rather than the much anticipated solution. In The Anthropology of Complex Ecomic Systems, Niccolo Caldararo offers a much more radical and challenging answer: that the fundamental assumptions on which the modern science of ecomics has been erected are false, and that it is through the medium of anthropology, particularly the relatively neglected field of ecomic anthropology, that an alternative and sound basis for both the understanding of ecomic behavior and for the shaping of ecomic futures can be constructed. Caldararo t only challenges the foundational assumptions of conventional ecomic theory, but situates ecomic behavior (something quite different and universal amongst human beings) in both a historical and an ecological context. Contemporary discussions of sustainability, especially in the field of development studies, have oddly neglected to look to anthropology. Ecomic anthropology, is the repository of a vast store of wisdom both about actual alternative and workable ecomic systems and about their evolution. By drawing on this source, Caldararo builds a model of the evolution of human ecomies which stir up substantial debate, shows how ecomic anthropology provides a tool for the interrogation of ecomic theory, and ties ecomics to ecology. It has been the rupture of this fundamental relationship that lies at the basis of much of our present crisis and the unsustainable ecomic patterns that humans have created. By bringing together in a new configuration ecomic anthropology, ecology, and culture history, Caldararo t only proposes a new model of human social evolution, but equally importantly creates a methodology for speaking to, and against, our present ecomic and environmental situation.
- Author BiographyNiccolo Leo Caldararo, PhD, is a lecturer at San Francisco State University. He is also the owner, director, and founder of Conservation Art Service.
- Author(s)Niccolo Leo Caldararo
- PublisherLexington Books
- Date of Publication25/08/2015
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLexington Books
- Content Note33 tables
- Weight522 g
- Width155 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine24 mm
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