Surplus: the politics of production and the strategies of everyday life
|Morehart, Christopher T., editor
|De Lucia, Kristin, editor
|University Press of Colorado, publisher
|Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Placing the concept of surplus at the forefront of archaeological discussions on production, consumption, power, strategy, and change, this volume reaches beyond conventional ways of thinking about top-down or bottom-up models and offers a comparative framework to examine surplus, generating new questions and methodologies to elucidate the social and political economies of the past.--Provided by publisher.
|Surplus: the politics of production and the strategies of everyday and life: an introduction / Christopher T. Morehart and Kristin De Lucia -- The cost of conquest: assessing the impact of Inka tribute demands on the Wanka of Highland Peru / Cathy L. Costin -- Surplus and social change: the production of household and field in pre-Aztec Central Mexico / Kristin De Lucia and Christopher T. Morehart -- Surplus in the Indus civilization: agricultural choices, social relations, political effects / Heather M.-L. Miller -- Surplus from below: self-organization of production in early Sweden / T.L. Thurston -- From surplus land to surplus production in the Viking age settlement of Iceland / Douglas J. Bolender -- Surplus capture in contrasting modes of religiosity: perspectives from sixteenth century Mesoamerica / E. Christian Wells -- Surplus houses: palace politics in the bight of Benin West Africa, 1650-1727 A.D. / Neil L. Norman -- Surplus labor, ceremonial feasting and social inequality at Cahokia: a study in social process / James A. Brown and John E. Kelly -- The sociality of surplus among late Archaic hunter-gatherers of coastal Georgia / Victor D. Thompson and Christopher R. Moore -- The transactional dynamics of surplus in landscapes of enslavement: scalar perspectives from interstitial West Africa / Ann B. Stahl -- Conclusions: Surplus and the political economy in prehistory / Timothy Earle.
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|Surplus (Economics) -- Social aspects -- History
|Surplus (Economics) -- Political aspects -- History
|Production (Economic theory) -- History
|Economics -- History -- To 1800
|Agriculture -- History
|Social change -- History
|Surplus: the politics of production and the strategies of everyday life