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The dawn of everything : a new history of humanity / David Graeber and David Wengrow.

Graeber, David, (author.). Wengrow, D., (author.).

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North Kansas City Public Library 901 GRAEBER 2021 (Text) 0001002384855 Nonfiction New Checked out 12/20/2021

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Farewell to humanity's childhood, Or, why this is not a book about the origins of inequality -- Wicked liberty: The indigenous critique and the myth of progress -- Unfreezing the Ice Age: In and out of chains: the protean possibilities of human politics -- Free people, the origin of cultures, and the advent of private property (not necessarily in that order) -- Many seasons ago: Why Canadian foragers kept slaves and their Californian neighbours didn't; or, the problem with 'modes of production' -- Gardens of Adonis: The revolution that never happened: how Neolithic peoples avoided agriculture -- The ecology of freedom: How farming first hopped, stumbled and bluffed its way around the world -- Imaginary cities: Eurasia's first urbanites -- in Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, Ukraine and China -- and how they built cities without kings -- Hiding in plain sight: The indigenous origins of public housing and democracy in the Americas -- Why the state has no origin: The humble beginnings of sovereignty, bureaucracy, and politics -- Full circle: On the historical foundations of the indigenous critique -- Conclusion: The dawn of everything.
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"A trailblazing account of human history, challenging our most fundamental assumptions about social evolution-from the development of agriculture and cities to the emergence of "the state," political violence, and social inequality-and revealing new possibilities for human emancipation"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Civilization > Philosophy.
Social history.
World history.

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