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The Resource Captives : how stolen people changed the world, Catherine M. Cameron

Captives : how stolen people changed the world, Catherine M. Cameron

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Captives : how stolen people changed the world
Title
Captives
Title remainder
how stolen people changed the world
Statement of responsibility
Catherine M. Cameron
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Captives: How Stolen People Changed the World archaeologist Catherine M. Cameron provides an eye-opening comparative study of the profound impact that captives of warfare and raiding have had on small-scale societies through time. Cameron provides a new point of orientation for archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, and other scholars by illuminating the impact that captive-taking and enslavement have had on cultural change, with important implications for understanding the past. Focusing primarily on indigenous societies in the Americas while extending the comparative reach to include Europe, Africa, and Island Southeast Asia, Cameron draws on ethnographic, ethnohistoric, historic, and archaeological data to examine the roles that captives played in small-scale societies. In such societies, captives represented an almost universal social category consisting predominantly of women and children and constituting 10 to 50 percent of the population in a given society. Cameron demonstrates how captives brought with them new technologies, design styles, foodways, religious practices, and more, all of which changed the captor culture. This book provides a framework that will enable archaeologists to understand the scale and nature of cultural transmission by captivesand it will also interest anthropologists, historians, and other scholars who study captive-taking and slavery. Cameron's exploration of the peculiar amnesia that surrounds memories of captive-taking and enslavement around the world also establishes a connection with unmistakable contemporary relevance"--
  • "Using a comparative approach, a detailed study of captive-taking in small-scale societies and exploration of the profound impacts that captives had on the societies they joined. Opens new avenues of research about captives as significant sources of culture change"--
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Cameron, Catherine M.,
Dewey number
303.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Borderlands and transcultural studies
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  • Social archaeology
  • Captivity
  • Slavery
  • Warfare, Prehistoric
  • Culture diffusion
  • Social change
Label
Captives : how stolen people changed the world, Catherine M. Cameron
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1. The Captive in Space, Time, and Mind; 2. Captive Taking in Global Perspective; 3. The Captive as Social Person; 4. Captives and the Creation of Power; 5. Captives, Social Boundaries, and Ethnogenesis; 6. Captives and Cultural Transmission; 7. Captives in Prehistory; Notes; References; Index
Control code
ocn957696753
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803295773
Lccn
2016040687
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)957696753
Label
Captives : how stolen people changed the world, Catherine M. Cameron
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1. The Captive in Space, Time, and Mind; 2. Captive Taking in Global Perspective; 3. The Captive as Social Person; 4. Captives and the Creation of Power; 5. Captives, Social Boundaries, and Ethnogenesis; 6. Captives and Cultural Transmission; 7. Captives in Prehistory; Notes; References; Index
Control code
ocn957696753
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803295773
Lccn
2016040687
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)957696753

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