Free 1 hour seminar with Q&A
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This talk will introduce the diversity of hunter-gatherer societies today and focus in on those that have societies that value personal autonomy, sharing and joy, while they reject property, inequality, status positions and authority of any kind. I will present commonalities and differences between these egalitarian societies and reflect on some of the implications of these insights for understanding human evolution.
Jerome Lewis (Reader in Social Anthropology, University College London) works with BaYaka forest hunter-gatherers in Congo-Brazzaville since 1993 on egalitarian politics, taboo and myth, and the role of ritual, music and dance in society. Jerome’s applied research supports conservation efforts by forest people to secure their land and better represent themselves to outsiders using new technologies (Extreme Citizen Science). He is director of the Centre for the Anthropology of Sustainability, and co-director of Flourishing Diversity.
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