In both South and Southeast Asia, many upland groups make a living - in whole or part - through gathering and hunting, producing not only subsistence goods but commodities destined for regional and even world markets. These forager-traders have had an ambiguous position in ethnographic analysis, variously represented as relics, degraded hunter-gatherers, or recent upstarts. Forager-Traders in South and Southeast Asia adopts a multidisciplinary approach to these groups, presenting a series of comparative case-studies that analyse the long-term histories of hunting, gathering, trading, power relations, and regional social and biological interactions in this critical region. This book is a fascinating and important addition to the current 'revisionist' debate, and a unique attempt to re-conceptualize our knowledge of forager-traders within the surrounding context of complex polities, populations and economies in South and Southeast Asia. 9 Tables, unspecified; 10 Maps; 16 Line drawings, unspecified
About the Author
Kathleen D. Morrison is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Laura L. Junker is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
- Contributor: Kathleen D. Morrison
- Imprint: Cambridge University Press
- ISBN13: 9780521815727
- Number of Pages: 312
- Packaged Dimensions: 170x244x19mm
- Packaged Weight: 753
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Release Date: 2002-12-05
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Kathleen D. Morrison is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Laura L. Junker is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Chicago.