Human Adaptive Strategies: Ecology, Culture, and Politics (3rd Edition)

ISBN-13: 9780205418152

ISBN-10: 0205418155

Author: Daniel G. Bates

Edition: 3

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Paperback 272 pages
Biology, Sociology, Political Science, Environmental Studies
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Acknowledged author Daniel G. Bates wrote Human Adaptive Strategies: Ecology, Culture, and Politics (3rd Edition) comprising 272 pages back in 2004. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0205418155 and 9780205418152. Since then Human Adaptive Strategies: Ecology, Culture, and Politics (3rd Edition) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.


Based on Bates' Cultural Anthropology, this book provides a framework for analyzing cultures based on their economic systems.

Cultural ecology is the study of human behavior and culture within an environmental context. It examines how humans adapt to their environment and how the environment shapes culture. Based on a selection of materials from Bates and Fratkin's Cultural Anthropology, Third Edition, Human Adaptive Strategies uses case studies to show how cultures evolved within the context of their environment and how their methods of surviving in their environment have affected other aspects of their culture. One reviewer says, “Concentrating, as the book does, on subsistence patterns and cultural ecology, it creates a conceptual structure conducive to the needs of the introductory student in anthropology.” The new third edition includes an expanded discussion of basic ecological concepts and ecosystem components and organization; expanded material on population related issues; and addresses in some depth the controversy involving Napolean Chagnon's work as it touches on a number of important aspects of scholarship and research.