"Adaptation, Culture Scale and the Environmental Crisis"
A summary of the article "Adaptation, Culture Scale, and the Environmental Crisis" by M.Sahlins and E.R Service which gives an insight into how the scale of a culture dictates how that culture will adapt to its environment.
# 9390 | 750 words | 1 source | 2002 |
Published on Feb 01, 2003 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Environmental Studies (Economics and Policy) , Environmental Studies (Environmental Problems)
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The paper discusses the article "Adaptation, Culture Scale, and the Environmental Crisis" by M.Sahlins & E.R Service. It looks at the interaction of culture and the environment and the role that this interaction plays in damaging the environment and depleting resources. It also examines the character and scope of the world's current environmental crisis.
From the Paper:"This quote raises some of the most salient points that are brought out further in the article. First, it notes that the scale of the culture and the concentration of social power have very little to do with the longevity of a civilization on an evolutionary timescale. Second, the quote brings to mind the scale of resource depletion and environmental degradation that accompany large and powerful cultures. Simply put, large, powerful cultures have often depleted their natural resources, and polluted their environment to the extent that their civilization has collapsed."
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