By Catherine M. Cameron
In Captives: How Stolen humans replaced the World archaeologist Catherine M. Cameron presents an eye-opening comparative research of the profound impression that captives of conflict and raiding have had on small- scale societies via time. Cameron presents a brand new aspect of orientation for archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, and different students via illuminating the effect that captive-taking and enslavement have had on cultural switch, with vital implications for figuring out the past.
Focusing totally on indigenous societies within the Americas whereas extending the comparative achieve to incorporate Europe, Africa, and Island Southeast Asia, Cameron attracts on ethnographic, ethnohistoric, old, and archaeological information to envision the jobs that captives performed in small-scale societies. In such societies, captives represented a virtually common social classification consisting predominantly of girls and kids and constituting 10 to 50 percentage of the inhabitants in a given society. Cameron demonstrates how captives introduced with them new applied sciences, layout kinds, foodways, non secular practices, and extra, all of which replaced the captor culture.
This e-book offers a framework that might permit archaeologists to appreciate the dimensions and nature of cultural transmission by way of captives and it is going to additionally curiosity anthropologists, historians, and different students who learn captive-taking and slavery. Cameron’s exploration of the ordinary amnesia that surrounds stories of captive-taking and enslavement worldwide additionally establishes a reference to unmistakable modern relevance.
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Captives: How Stolen People Changed the World (Borderlands and Transcultural Studies) by Catherine M. Cameron