Questioning Collapse: Human Resilience, Ecological Vulnerability, and the Aftermath of Empireby Patricia A. McAnany
Challenges those scholars and popular writers who advance the thesis that societies - past and present - collapse because of behavior that destroyed their environments or because of overpopulation.See more details below
Challenges those scholars and popular writers who advance the thesis that societies - past and present - collapse because of behavior that destroyed their environments or because of overpopulation.
- Cambridge University Press
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Table of Contents
1. Why we question collapse and study human resilience, ecological vulnerability, and the aftermath of empire Patricia A. McAnany and Norman Yoffee; Part I. Human Resilience and Ecological Vulnerability: 2. Ecological catastrophe, collapse, and the myth of 'ecocide' on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Terry L. Hunt and Carl P. Lipo; 3. Did the medieval Norse society in Greenland really fail? Joel Berglund; 4. Calamities without collapse: environment, economy, and society in China, c.1800–1949 Kenneth Pomeranz; Part II. Surviving Collapse: Studies of Societal Regeneration: 5. Marketing conquest and the vanishing Indian: an indigenous response to Jared Diamond's archaeology of the American southwest Michael Wilcox; 6. Bellicose rulers and climatological peril? Retrofitting 21st century woes on 8th century Maya society Patricia A. McAnany and Tomas Gallareta Negrón; 7. Collapse in ancient Mesopotamia: what happened, what didn't Norman Yoffee; Part III. Societies in the Aftermath of Empire: 8. Advanced Andeans and backward Europeans: structure and agency in the collapse of the Inca empire David Cahill; 9. Rwandan genocide: towards an explanation in which history and culture matter Christopher C. Taylor; 10. 'Failed' states, societal 'collapse', and ecological 'disaster': a Haitian lesson on grand theory Drexel G. Woodson; 11. The power of the past: environment, Aborigines, archaeology, and a sustainable Australian society Tim Murray; 12. Excusing the haves and blaming the have-nots in the telling of history Frederick Errington and Deborah Gewertz; Part IV. Reflections on Sustainability: 13. Sustainable survival J. R. McNeill.
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