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Bennett, John W. (John William) 1915-2005

Works: 103 works in 389 publications in 1 language and 9,977 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Donor
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Most widely held works about John W Bennett
Most widely held works by John W Bennett
Northern plainsmen : adaptive strategy and agrarian life by John W Bennett( Book )

37 editions published between 1919 and 2017 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A study of a rural region and plural society, this book is a distinctive contribution to anthropology, in that it brings the conceptual framework of that discipline to bear on a contemporary agrarian society and its historical development, rather than on peasant or tribal peoples; cultural ecology, in that it shows the nature of the adaptations of four distinctive social groups to the environment of the Canadian Great Plains; the study of social and economic change, as it describes cultural patterns and mechanisms that are relevant to agrarian development the world over; and North American studies, in as much as it deals with community life in the classic sequence of settlement of the Western Plains.The book is, focused throughout on the adaptation of human societies to their environment. Four groups are described: the Cree Indians, the aboriginal inhabitants of the area who have lost all organic relationship to natural resources and who have devised ingenious methods for manipulating the social environment; ranchers, whose specialized production is based upon resources used in their natural state; homestead farmers, whose maladjusted small-farm economy, after initial setbacks, achieved a degree of stability through interventions by government in their adaptations to nature and the market economy; and the Hutterian Brethren, whose adaptation consisted primarily of the introduction to the region of a new kind of social organization.This book combines the anthropological concept of culture and the framework of ecology in the study of a modern social milieu; it focuses on a region rather than on a single culture, people, or community, so that the interplay of several social groups can be appreciated; and it elaborates contemporary anthropological and ecological theory in a manner that makes it applicable to the understanding of contemporary agrarian societies.John W. Bennett was emeritus professor of anthropology at Washington University, St. Louis. He served as presid"--Provided by publisher
Hutterian Brethren; the agricultural economy and social organization of a communal people by John W Bennett( Book )

18 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survey research in the social sciences by Charles Y Glock( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paternalism in the Japanese economy; anthropological studies of oyabun-kobun patterns by John W Bennett( Book )

28 editions published between 1963 and 1973 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S. 253-259: Powdermaker, Florence: Summary of major research problems of the Public Opinion and Sociological Research Division, CIE
The ecological transition : cultural anthropology and human adaptation by John W Bennett( Book )

36 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Both a theoretical and a practical work, The Ecological Transition emphasizes the relationships between human culture, the physical environment, technology, and social policy. The Ecological Transition is a challenging volume that makes us face the consequences of human behavior in the modern world: its effect on pollution, natural resources, agriculture, the economy, and population, to name just a few areas. The book remains a significant contribution to the discourse on social, economic, and environmental problems. While the book was first published in 1976, it still reads as a contemporary tract."--BOOK JACKET
Human ecology as human behavior : essays in environmental and development anthropology by John W Bennett( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human interaction with the physical environment has a dual character. By turning increasing quantities of natural substances and other living species into "natural resources," human beings might be said to have freed themselves from the constraints of the natural world. However, this "freedom" has resulted in population increases and environmental damage that make human beings ever more dependent on nature. In Human Ecology as Human Behavior, John W. Bennett, one of the few anthropologists concerned with contemporary environmental issues, goes to the heart of this paradox to provide a wide-ranging, cross-disciplinary inquiry into the behavioral aspects of environmental problems and economic development. Bennett's essays are headed by an exposition of basic theory, followed by presentations of his major field studies of resource management. In the theoretical chapters he defines the behavioral and social processes whereby human beings realize their ability to shape nature to their own ends, for better or for worse. These chapters have an underlying pessimism: if human behavior toward the physical environment is the distinctive cause of environmental abuse, then reform of current management practices offers only temporary relief; that is, conservatism, like democracy, must be continually reaffirmed. The research project chapters show how these ideas were put to work in studies of Japanese forest management, water allocation in the North American West, and the management of communal agricultural resources and property among the Hutterian Brethren viewed from the standpoint of the "sustainability" issue in development studies. Finally, in a third and concluding section, Bennett reviews recent literature on the environmental movement and resource management. and in the last chapter surveys the rise of ecological philosophies that reject the centrality of human beings in nature and advocate the rights of other species. Clearly presented and free of jargon, Human Ecology as Human Behavior will be of interest to anthropologists, economists, and environmentalists
In search of identity by John W Bennett( Book )

10 editions published in 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Settling the Canadian-American West, 1890-1915 : pioneer adaptation and community building : an anthropological history by John W Bennett( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This "anthropological history" tells the story of homesteading and community organization in the Canadian-American West through personal reminiscences and locally written histories. John W. Bennett and Seena B. Kohl interpret those stories through the lenses of history and social science, and they present a view of settlement experience as one phase of the evolving postfrontier society and culture of western North America
Social life, structure and function; an introductory general sociology by John W Bennett( Book )

26 editions published between 1948 and 1986 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New ethnicity : perspectives from ethnology by American Ethnological Society( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic anthropology : critical essays, 1944-1996 by John W Bennett( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic Anthropology is Bennett's label for the work produced by anthropologists during the period 1915-1955, which many believe represents the most productive era in the discipline's history. It is also one that can never be repeated, given the fact that most of anthropology's basic data - the ideas and customs of tribal peoples - have been extinguished or greatly transformed by modernization and nationalization. The book is composed of some fifteen essays. Among the issues examined are: the emergence of a functionalist viewpoint in ethnology; the difficulties of developing a theory of human behavior because of the focus on culture; the "search" for concepts of culture to serve specialized needs; the neglect of social psychology by the "culture and personality" field; how value judgments emerged, willy-nilly - or conversely, were neglected, in ethnological research; how applied anthropology was challenged by "Action Anthropology"; and how the interdisciplinary anthropology of the late 1940s was submerged in the postwar effort to return the discipline to traditionalroots. Individual anthropologists whose work is examined include, among others. Bronislaw Malinowski, Leslie Spier, Alfred Kroeber, Ralph Linton, Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, Clyde Kluckhohn, Gregory Bateson, and Walter Taylor
Natural resources and people : conceptual issues in interdisciplinary research( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Production and autonomy : anthropological studies and critiques of development by Society for Economic Anthropology (Etats-Unis)( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of time and the enterprise : North American family farm management in a context of resource marginality : based on a decade of research in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada by John W Bennett( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeological explorations in Jo Daviess County, Illinois; the work of William Baker Nickerson (1895-1901) and the University of Chicago (1926-32) by John W Bennett( Book )

2 editions published between 1945 and 1991 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth in economics; an elementary study of principles and practices by John W Bennett( Book )

5 editions published between 1932 and 1936 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political ecology and development projects affecting pastoralist peoples in East Africa by John W Bennett( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land tenure and livestock development in Sub-Saharan Africa by John W Bennett( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Economics of Socialism After World War Two : 1945-1990 by John W Bennett( )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most comprehensive and contemporary source available on socialist economic systems, this book employs economic data from eight East European countries and Russia to provide readers with a thorough, accurate picture of formerly Communist economies. J. Wilczynski carefully analyzes the major focal points of socialistic economics: planning and market, profit, production and growth, accumulation, consumption, labor, land, pricing, money and banking, fiscal policy and control, domestic and foreign trade, and international economics.The treatment of the subject is objective and constructive; when comparisons are made with capitalist economies both the strengths and weaknesses of socialism are brought out. This is not, however, a book on comparative economic systems but rather a complete discourse on the actual principles of socialist economics. Controversial issues such as the role of planning and the market, profit, rates of growth, the consumer's place, labor incentives, pricing, and controls are particularly well done.This book can be used as a guide to the economics of formerly communist regimes and as text for courses in developmental economics and comparative economic systems. It is well written by a scholar intimate with the plans, policies, and failures of communist economies from the close of The Second World War to the demise of Communist rule in Eastern Europe."--Provided by publisher
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Settling the Canadian-American West, 1890-1915 : pioneer adaptation and community building : an anthropological history
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Bennett, J. W. (John William), 1915-2005

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English (289)

The ecological transition : cultural anthropology and human adaptationHuman ecology as human behavior : essays in environmental and development anthropologySettling the Canadian-American West, 1890-1915 : pioneer adaptation and community building : an anthropological historyClassic anthropology : critical essays, 1944-1996