Technological choices : transformation in material cultures since the Neolithic /

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Imprint:London ; New York : Routledge, 1993.
Description:xvi, 420 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series:Material cultures
Subject:Technology -- Social aspects
Technology -- Social aspects.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Lemonnier, Pierre, 1948-
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Pierre Lemonnier
  • Chapter 1. North Wind, South Wind. Neolithic technical choices in the Jura Mountains, 3700-2400 BC
  • Chapter 2. The Watch and the Waterclock. Technological choices/social choices
  • Chapter 3. The Reindeerman's lasso
  • Chapter 4. Pigs as Ordinary Wealth. Technical logic, exchange and leadership in New Guinea
  • Chapter 5. Pottery Techniques in India. Technical variants and social choice
  • Chapter 6. Of Mills and Waterwheels. The hidden parameters of technological choices
  • Chapter 7. Technical Innovation and Cultural Resistance. The social weight of plowing in the vineyards of les Corbieres (Languedoc)
  • Chapter 8. The Hunter and his Gun in Haute-Provence