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The Resource Bad year economics : cultural responses to risk and uncertainty, edited by Paul Halstead and John O'Shea, (electronic resource)

Bad year economics : cultural responses to risk and uncertainty, edited by Paul Halstead and John O'Shea, (electronic resource)

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Bad year economics : cultural responses to risk and uncertainty
Title
Bad year economics
Title remainder
cultural responses to risk and uncertainty
Statement of responsibility
edited by Paul Halstead and John O'Shea
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bad Year Economics explores the role of risk and uncertainty in human economics within an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural framework. Drawing on archaeology, anthropology, and ancient and modern history, the contributors range widely in time and space across hunting, farming and pastoralism, across ancient states, empires, and modern nation states. The aim, however, is a common one: to analyse in each case the structure of variability - particularly with regard to food supply - and review the range of responses offered by individual human communities. These responses commonly exploit various forms of mobility, economic diversification, storage, and exchange to deploy local or temporary abundance as a defence against shortage. Different levels of response are used at different levels of risk. Their success is fundamental to human survival and their adoption has important ramifications throughout cultural behaviour.--
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UkCbUP
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Halstead, Paul
  • O'Shea, John M.
Series statement
  • New directions in archaeology
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economic anthropology
  • Food supply
Label
Bad year economics : cultural responses to risk and uncertainty, edited by Paul Halstead and John O'Shea, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511521218
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : cultural responses to risk and uncertainity / P. Halstead and J. O'Shea -- The spirit of survival : cultural responses to resource variability in North Alaska / L. Minc and K. Smith -- Saving it for later : storage by prehistoric hunter-gatherers in Europe / P. Rowley-Conwy and M. Zvelebil -- The role of wild resources in small-scale agricultural systems : tales from the lakes and the plains / J. O'Shea -- The economy has a normal surplus : economic stability and social change among early farming communities of Thessaly, Greece / P. Halstead -- Changing responses to drought among the Wodaabe of Niger / K. Legge -- Of grandfathers and grand theories : the hierarchised ordering of responses to hazard in a Greek rural community / H. Forbes
  • Risk and the polis : the evolution of institutionalised responses to food supply problems in the ancient Greek state / P. Garnsey and I. Morris -- Monitoring interannual variability : an example from the period of early state development in southwestern Iran / H. Wright, R. Redding and S. Pollock -- Public intervention in the food supply in pre-industrial Europe / W. Jongman and R. Dekker -- Conclusion : bad year economics / J. O'Shea and P. Halstead
Control code
CR9780511521218
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 145 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521330213
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)705865083
Label
Bad year economics : cultural responses to risk and uncertainty, edited by Paul Halstead and John O'Shea, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511521218
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : cultural responses to risk and uncertainity / P. Halstead and J. O'Shea -- The spirit of survival : cultural responses to resource variability in North Alaska / L. Minc and K. Smith -- Saving it for later : storage by prehistoric hunter-gatherers in Europe / P. Rowley-Conwy and M. Zvelebil -- The role of wild resources in small-scale agricultural systems : tales from the lakes and the plains / J. O'Shea -- The economy has a normal surplus : economic stability and social change among early farming communities of Thessaly, Greece / P. Halstead -- Changing responses to drought among the Wodaabe of Niger / K. Legge -- Of grandfathers and grand theories : the hierarchised ordering of responses to hazard in a Greek rural community / H. Forbes
  • Risk and the polis : the evolution of institutionalised responses to food supply problems in the ancient Greek state / P. Garnsey and I. Morris -- Monitoring interannual variability : an example from the period of early state development in southwestern Iran / H. Wright, R. Redding and S. Pollock -- Public intervention in the food supply in pre-industrial Europe / W. Jongman and R. Dekker -- Conclusion : bad year economics / J. O'Shea and P. Halstead
Control code
CR9780511521218
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 145 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521330213
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)705865083

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