Making a Living Chapter 6

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1Making a Living Chapter 6 Making a Living How we live How we procure the means to live Important to anthropology WE can understand a lot by looking at the means of production and distribution These are affected and influenced by culture and affect culture in turn Karl Marx Borgeoisie and the Proletariat Represents unequal distribution of means of production and therefore power Human Adaptation Cultural and biological adaptation to environment Similarly economic adaptations to environment Carrying capacity “upper limit on the ultimate productivity of any given food getting system and the size of the population it can support” Yehudi Cohen 1974 Adaptive strategy An economy in a Divides society on the basis of economic strategies. Food collecting or Foraging Exploit the environment and collect what it provides Food is procured form nature Most prevalent method Was used until 10000 years ago Ex.- Ju Hoansi and the Inuit of Canada and Alaska Characteristics of Foragers (NEED TO KNOW) Low population densities
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