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The Resource Where are we heading? : the evolution of humans and things, Ian Hodder

Where are we heading? : the evolution of humans and things, Ian Hodder

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Where are we heading? : the evolution of humans and things
Title
Where are we heading?
Title remainder
the evolution of humans and things
Statement of responsibility
Ian Hodder
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this engaging exploration, archaeologist Ian Hodder departs from the two prevailing modes of thought about human evolution: the older idea of constant advancement toward a civilized ideal and the newer one of a directionless process of natural selection. Instead, he proposes a theory of human evolution and history based on "entanglement," the ever-increasing mutual dependency between humans and things. Not only do humans become dependent on things, Hodder asserts, but things become dependent on humans, requiring an endless succession of new innovations. It is this mutual dependency that creates the dominant trend in both cultural and genetic evolution. He selects a small number of cases, ranging in significance from the invention of the wheel down to Christmas tree lights, to show how entanglement has created webs of human-thing dependency that encircle the world and limit our responses to global crises."--
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Hodder, Ian
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Foundational questions in science
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  • Material culture
  • Social evolution
  • Human evolution
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Where are we heading? : the evolution of humans and things, Ian Hodder
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-167) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The question -- The idea of progress -- Does biological evolution provide an answer? -- Humans and things -- Webs of dependency -- The generation of change -- Path dependence and two forms of directionality -- Why the question matters
Control code
on1024165134
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 179 pages
Isbn
9780300204094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1024165134
Label
Where are we heading? : the evolution of humans and things, Ian Hodder
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-167) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The question -- The idea of progress -- Does biological evolution provide an answer? -- Humans and things -- Webs of dependency -- The generation of change -- Path dependence and two forms of directionality -- Why the question matters
Control code
on1024165134
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 179 pages
Isbn
9780300204094
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1024165134

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