The dawn of everything : a new history of humanity
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Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, [2021]., ©2021
Format
Playaway
Edition
Unabridged
ISBN
9781250860828, 1250860822
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Amherst Jones Library - AudiovisualPLAYAWAY NONFICTION 901 GRAEBERAvailable
Hopkinton Public Library - AdultPLAYAWAY 901 GRAEBERAvailable
Mendon Taft Public Library - AdultA PLAY 901 GRAAvailable
West Springfield Public Library - LobbyPLAYAWAY/901/GRAAvailable

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Published
Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, [2021]., ©2021
Edition
Unabridged
Physical Desc
1 audio media player (24 hrs.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.+ 1 AAA battery.
Language
English
ISBN
9781250860828, 1250860822

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"HD"
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Accompanying material may vary.
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Title from Playaway label.
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Originally published by Macmillan Audio ℗2021
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Release date supplied by publisher.
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Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
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One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
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Performed by Mark Williams.
Description
"A trailblazing account of human history, challenging our most fundamental assumptions about social evolution-from the development of agriculture and cities to the emergence of "the state," political violence, and social inequality-and revealing new possibilities for human emancipation. For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike--either free and equal innocents, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could be achieved only by sacrificing those original freedoms or, alternatively, by taming our baser instincts. David Graeber and David Wengrow show how such theories first emerged in the eighteenth century as a conservative reaction to powerful critiques of European society posed by Indigenous observers and intellectuals. Revisiting this encounter has startling implications for how we make sense of human history today, including the origins of farming, property, cities, democracy, slavery, and civilization itself. Drawing on pathbreaking research in archaeology and anthropology, the authors show how history becomes a far more interesting place once we learn to throw off our conceptual shackles and perceive what's really there. If humans did not spend 95 percent of their evolutionary past in tiny bands of hunter-gatherers, what were they doing all that time? If agriculture, and cities, did not mean a plunge into hierarchy and domination, then what kinds of social and economic organization did they lead to? The answers are often unexpected, and suggest that the course of human history may be less set in stone, and more full of playful, hopeful possibilities, than we tend to assume. The Dawn of Everything fundamentally transforms our understanding of the human past and offers a path toward imagining new forms of freedom, new ways of organizing society."--,Provided by publisher.
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