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The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity

作者 David Graeber/ David Wengrow
出版社 Macmillan Publishing Services
商品描述 The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity:人類的歷史軌跡可能不像我們想像的那麼確定...人類95%的進化歷程如果不是都集中在一小群狩獵採集者身上,時間都花到

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內容簡介 紐時暢榜翻轉人類歷史觀人類的歷史軌跡可能不像我們想像的那麼確定...人類95%的進化歷程如果不是都集中在一小群狩獵採集者身上,時間都花到哪兒去了?農業和城市如果不意味著階級統治的開始,又催生了何種社經組織?美國人類學家格雷伯與英國考古學者溫格羅利用創新研究闡明:一旦我們學會擺脫概念的框架,重新認知實際上發生的事,歷史會成為更有趣的場域。如此,我們便可能發現新形式的自由,建構新的社會秩序。A dramatically new understanding of human history, challenging our most fundamental assumptions about social evolution--from the development of agriculture and cities to the origins of the state, democracy, and inequality--and revealing new possibilities for human emancipation.For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike--either free and equal innocents, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could be achieved only by sacrificing those original freedoms or, alternatively, by taming our baser instincts. David Graeber and David Wengrow show how such theories first emerged in the eighteenth century as a conservative reaction to powerful critiques of European society posed by Indigenous observers and intellectuals. Revisiting this encounter has startling implications for how we make sense of human history today, including the origins of farming, property, cities, democracy, slavery, and civilization itself. Drawing on pathbreaking research in archaeology and anthropology, the authors show how history becomes a far more interesting place once we learn to throw off our conceptual shackles and perceive what's really there. If humans did not spend 95 percent of their evolutionary past in tiny bands of hunter-gatherers, what were they doing all that time? If agriculture, and cities, did not mean a plunge into hierarchy and domination, then what kinds of social and economic organization did they lead to? The answers are often unexpected, and suggest that the course of human history may be less set in stone, and more full of playful, hopeful possibilities, than we tend to assume. The Dawn of Everything fundamentally transforms our understanding of the human past and offers a path toward imagining new forms of freedom, new ways of organizing society. This is a monumental book of formidable intellectual range, animated by curiosity, moral vision, and a faith in the power of direct action. Includes Black-and-White Illustrations

作者介紹

作者介紹 David Graeber was a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics. He is the author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years and Bullshit Jobs: A Theory, and was a contributor to Harper's Magazine, The Guardian, and The Baffler. An iconic thinker and renowned activist, his early efforts in Zuccotti Park made Occupy Wall Street an era-defining movement. He died on September 2, 2020. David Wengrow is a professor of comparative archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, and has been a visiting professor at New York University. He is the author of several books, including What Makes Civilization?. Wengrow conducts archaeological fieldwork in various parts of Africa and the Middle East.

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書名 / The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
作者 / David Graeber David Wengrow
簡介 / The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity:人類的歷史軌跡可能不像我們想像的那麼確定...人類95%的進化歷程如果不是都集中在一小群狩獵採集者身上,時間都花到
出版社 / Macmillan Publishing Services
ISBN13 / 9780374157357
ISBN10 / 0374157359
EAN / 9780374157357
誠品26碼 / 2682076387001
語言 / 英文
尺寸 / 22.9X15.2X0.1CM
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裝訂 / 精裝
頁數 / 704

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