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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages299
ISBN (Electronic)9781139939720
ISBN (Print)9781107078338
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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The give and take of sustainability : Archaeological and anthropological perspectives on tradeoffs. / Hegmon, Michelle.

Cambridge University Press, 2017. 299 p.

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