ANTH 1102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Endogamy, Indentured Servant, Dual Economy

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Mikea (men who blend into the trees) people: live in madagascar: play dominoes, drink coke, mobile, one of the poorest groups in the world, only 100 surviving people. Why is there diversity in: economy: hunter-gatherer, pastoralism, horticulture, agriculture, socialism, capitalism, politics: bands, tribes, chiefdoms, states, technology: stones, metal, machines, electronics. Teleology: the study of evidence of design in nature, explaining phenomena by final causes; goal-driven change, unlinear, ladder, staircase. Subsistence: traditional classification: hunting and gathering (foraging, pastoralism (herding, horticulture, agriculture. Evidence against progress: change not always unilinear. Why do mikea still hunt and gather: progress, unilinear evolution (isolated, unchanged, stone-age relicts, adaptation, cultural ecology (good living in tough environment, historical particularism (tradition, identity, political economy (poverty) Adaptive strategy: maximize net benefit: two solutions: Anthropological viewpoint: depends on: household access to input factors, local environment. Changes in subsistence strategies: use of small scale resources, transition to food production, more generalized economy, changing economy.

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