The Other Side of Eden: Hunters, Farmers, and the Shaping of the World
Hugh Brody crystallizes three decades of studying, learning from, crusading for, and thinking about hunter-gatherers in this profound and provocative book. Contrary to stereotype, he says, it is the farmers and their colonizing descendants—ourselves—who are the true nomads, doomed to the geographical and spiritual restlessness embodied in the story of Genesis. By contrast, the hunters have a deep attachment to the place and ways of their ancestors that stems from an enviable sense, distinctively expressed in thought, word, and act, of being part of the fabric of the natural and spiritual worlds.
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Review: The Other Side of Eden: Hunters, Farmers, and the Shaping of the WorldUser Review - Jesse Myner - Goodreads
The danger in writing about hunter gatherers is to project upon them all that farming and ownership-based societies are not. Egalitarianism, environmentalism, etc. are Western preoccupations and too ... Read full review
Review: The Other Side of Eden: Hunters, Farmers, and the Shaping of the WorldUser Review - Goodreads
A fascinating and satisfyingly-detailed argument that occasionally gets a bit too sentimental. Still, I think it deserves a wider audience. Read full review