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Course Number 0920-6450-01
Course Name Changes in Ways of Perceiving the Environment
Academic Unit The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences -
International Program in Environmental Studies
Lecturer Dr. Naveh DannyContact
Contact Email: naveh.d@gmail.com
Office HoursBy appointment
Mode of Instruction Lecture
Credit Hours 2
Semester 2021/1
Day Wed
Hours 14:00-16:00
Building Porter-Environment
Room 101
Course is taught in English
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The shift from a hunting-gathering lifestyle to a way of life based on agriculture and animal husbandry is widely considered to have been one of the most radical transitions in human history. This transition, which is still taking place in various parts of the world, has been examined mainly with a view to understanding the economic and social changes involved as well as the biological changes in the cultivated species. Various studies point out that this transition is characterized by a considerable change in ways of perceiving and knowing the world. During this course we will be examining the interrelationship between economy, social structures and ways of perceiving the environment, with a focus on contemporary hunter-gatherer and agricultural societies. In addition we shall be asking how and in what way an improved understanding of these processes is relevant to our lives in modern and post-modern societies in the twenty first century.



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