There has recently been much interest among geographers, historians and political theorists in concepts of centre and periphery. In this book a wide range of studies consider how such concepts can be used to clarify our understanding of pre-capitalist societies.
'This span of time and place is succesfully unified by skilful editing to bring out some important themes concerning the `Centre/Periphery' framework and, especially, the problems of recognising ethnicity in the archaeological record.' - Oxbow Book News
'Champion's "Introduction" provides a general analysis of asymmetrical interactions, or those "between societies with markedly diferent patterns of social and economic organization" ... This outstanding overview creates an effective framework on which to hang 13 diverse papers. These papers are tightly written and good editing has successfully merged them into a very useful volume. - American Antiquity