Nonficionado Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | May 12, 2015

    Mark Bittman: IMG Six Things You Can Do to Join the Food Movement Today



    People ask me all the time what they can do to help improve the food system. Given that some of the problems that need fixing (like unsustainable... Continue »
    1. $18.20 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer

On Order

$129.25
New Hardcover
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Politics- General

Order and Anarchy: Civil Society, Social Disorder and War

by

Order and Anarchy: Civil Society, Social Disorder and War Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Order and Anarchy re-examines the role of violence in human social evolution.

Synopsis:

Through the study of civil society, the evolution of social relations, and the breakdown of social order, Order and Anarchy re-examines the role of violence in human social evolution. Drawing on anthropology, political science, and evolutionary theory, it offers a novel approach to understanding stability and instability in human society. Utilising case studies ranging from ephemeral African gold rush communities and the night club scene in Britain to stable hunter-gatherer and peasant cultures, Robert Layton provides a radical critique of current concepts of civil society.

About the Author

ROBERT LAYTON is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Durham.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Civil society and social cohesion; 2. Self-interest and social evolution; 3. The breakdown of social order; 4. Warfare, biology and culture; References; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521857710
Author:
Robert, Layton
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Layton, Robert
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Violence
Subject:
Social evolution
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Violence in Society
Subject:
Civil society
Subject:
Politics - General
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
202

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Violence in Society
History and Social Science » World History » General

Order and Anarchy: Civil Society, Social Disorder and War New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$129.25 Backorder
Product details 202 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521857710 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Through the study of civil society, the evolution of social relations, and the breakdown of social order, Order and Anarchy re-examines the role of violence in human social evolution. Drawing on anthropology, political science, and evolutionary theory, it offers a novel approach to understanding stability and instability in human society. Utilising case studies ranging from ephemeral African gold rush communities and the night club scene in Britain to stable hunter-gatherer and peasant cultures, Robert Layton provides a radical critique of current concepts of civil society.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.