Scale Matters

The Quality of Quantity in Human Culture and Sociality

Scale matters. When conducting research and writing, scholars upscale and downscale. So do the subjects of their work – we scale, they scale. Although scaling is an integrant part of research, we rarely reflect on scaling as a practice and what happens when we engage with it in scholarly work. The contributors aim to change this: they explore the pitfalls and potentials of scaling in an interdisciplinary dialogue. The volume brings together scholars from diverse fields, working on different geographical areas and time periods, to engage with scale-conscious questions regarding human sociality, culture, and evolution.

With contributions by Nurit Bird-David, Robert L. Kelly,

Charlotte Damm, Andreas Maier, Brian Codding, Elspeth Ready,

Bram Tucker, Graeme Warren and others.

€45.00 * $55.00 *

27 June 2022, ca. 232 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-6099-9

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Author(s)
Thomas Widlok / M. Dores Cruz (eds.)
Book title
Scale Matters The Quality of Quantity in Human Culture and Sociality
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 232
Features
kart., Dispersionsbindung, 8 SW-Abbildungen, 3 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-6099-9
Commodity Group
1510
BIC-Code
JFC JHMC
BISAC-Code
SOC022000 SOC002010
THEMA-Code
JBCC JHMC
Release date
27 June 2022
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Sozialität, Wissenschaft
Readership
Anthropology, Archaeology, Social Sciences, History, Evolutionary Studies, Methodology
Keywords/Tags
Scale and Scaling, Sociality, Cultural Complexity, Hunter-Gatherer Studies, Ethnic Groups, Culture, Social Relations, Science, Cultural Theory, Cultural Anthropology, Ethnology, Sociology of Science, Cultural Studies

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