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‘Social Evolution & History’ is a semiannual international journal that serves the needs of all scholars seeking an understanding of how human societies developed in the past and continue to develop in the present. The Journal acts as a forum for debate about key issues and concepts in the field, challenging and re-examining the boundaries of the search. As well as original research articles, the journal includes critical notes and a book review section. The Journal's aim is to contribute to the integration of such fields of knowledge as anthropology, history, sociology, and also philosophy and theory of history.

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This article looks at a situation in modern Ghana when simultaneously existing ‘acephalous tribesmen’, chiefdom and the state became involved in a conflict which eventually resulted in a local war. The roots of the conflict are not purely ethnic, although differences of language and culture were obvious. The colonial and post-colonial state created the situation in which chiefdoms and ‘tribes’ were allowed living on the same territory but in a hierarchical arrangement. Once the economy and political order happened to experience a protracted crisis, the perceived inequalities and injustices came to the fore and exploded. The author examines in detail the causes and development of the conflict, and weighs consequences for both the concrete case and the theory of political anthropology.
У журнала Social Evolution & History появилась новая страница на англоязычном сайте Sociostud
  David Christian's Maps of Time is taken as a point of reference to explore the temporal strategies used in world history to navigate what Christian calls ‘Big History’. Evolutionary theory is explored as a narrative device in Christian's hermeneutic and pushed to incorporate new developments in the field. Causal Layered Analysis is introduced as an approach to facilitate deep-mapping, and cartography as a narrative device is also applied to the concept ‘civilization’ and hegemony. The thinking of astrophysicist Nikolai Kardashev about stellar and galactic civilizations is introduced to further extend the temporal context for Christian's historical process. The goal of this article is to interrogate assumptions that underpin an overly linear reliance on maps to reveal patterns across...
Для журнала Social Evolution & History заработала система электронной подачи рукописей
Среди авторов сборника David Сhristian, Fred Spier, Eric Chaisson, Barry Rodrigue, Akop Nazaratyan и другие. С содержанием, резюме статей, фото и видеоматериалами по универсальной истории можно ознакомиться на странице www.socionauki.ru/almanac/issues/evolution_2_en/
Готовится к выпуску специальный номер журнала, посвященный проблеме вождества в современной науке Chiefdoms in the Process of Social Evolution: Theory, problems and comparative Studies Предварительное содержание: 
  1.         Henri J. M. Claessen   On Chiefs and Chiefdoms
2         Robert D. Drennan, Bryan K. Hanks and Christian E. Peterson The Comparative Study of Chiefly Communities in the Eurasian Steppe Region
3.         Timothy Earle Chiefs, Chieftaincies, Chiefdoms, and Chiefly Confederacies: Power in the evolution of Political Systems
4.         Gibson D. B. Chiefdom Confederacies and State Origins
5.         Grinin L. E.     Complex Chiefdom: Precursor of the State or Its...
С содержанием номера и тезисами статей можно ознакомиться на странице журнала http://www.socionauki.ru/journal/seh_en/archive/2010_2/
Обновлены полнотектовые архивы номеров прошлых лет англоязычного журнала «Social Evolution & History», в том числе спецвыпуски:   Thirty Years of Early State Research,    Analysis of Cultural Evolution. Архив находится: http://www.socionauki.ru/journal/seh_en/archive/
In the issue 8.1 (March 2009) of SEH we had a Special Section THE EARLY STATE IN ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY (Guest Editor Peter Skalník).
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