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Order and Anarchy: Civil Society, Social Disorder and Warby Layton Robert
Synopses & Reviews
Order and Anarchy re-examines the role of violence in human social evolution.
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.
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