Foraging persists as a viable economic strategy both in remote
regions and within the bounds of developed nation-states. Given the
economic alternatives available, why do some groups choose to
maintain their hunting and gathering lifeways? Through a series of
detailed case studies, the contributors to this volume examine the
decisions made by modern-day foragers to sustain a predominantly
hunting and gathering way of life. What becomes clear is that
hunter-gatherers continue to forage because the economic benefits
of doing so are high relative to the local alternatives and,
perhaps more importantly, because the social costs of not foraging
are prohibitive; in other words, hunter-gatherers value the social
networks built through foraging and sharing more than the potential
marginal gains of a new means of subsistence. Why Forage? shows
that hunting and gathering continues to be a viable and vibrant way
of life even in the twenty-first century.
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