By John Zerzan & Kevin Tucker
“Read it and you may by no means examine civilization within the related method again.”—Kirkpatrick Sale
This anthology approximately "the pathology of civilization" deals perception into how development and expertise have ended in vacancy and alienation.
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Since chance played a great role in the capture of animals, collection of wild foodstuffs, and the success of rudimentary forms of agriculture, the individuals who had the luck of the catch on one day needed a handout on the next. So the best way for them to provide for their inevitable rainy day was to be generous. ” Reciprocity is a small society’s bank. In reciprocal exchange, people do not specify how much or exactly what they expect to get back or when they expect to get it. That would besmirch the quality of the transaction and make it similar to mere barter or to buying and selling.
261–63). Slash-and-burn agriculture, incidentally, may be more labor-intensive: Conklin, for example, figures that 1,200 man hours per adult per year are given among the Hanunóo simply to agriculture (Conklin, 1957, p. 151: this figure excludes other food-connected activities, whereas the Australian data include time spent in the preparation of food as well as its acquisition). The Arnhem Landers’ punctuation of steady work with sustained idleness is also widely attested in Australia and beyond.
30- PRIMITIVE MAN AND HIS FOOD (1952) ARNOLD DEVRIES T he defective state of modern man has had its effects upon medicine and the very study of disease. Dr. A. ” Yet this is exactly what the customary procedure of medicine has been. The reasons have been somewhat of necessity, it is to be admitted, for one can scarcely study health when the adequate controls are not present. In civilization one studies civilized people, and the frequency of the forms of degeneration which are found then determine what we consider normal and abnormal.