The Dawn of Everything Reading Group: Chapter 8 part 2

20 January, 2022 20:00 (London time)

Facilitation by Steve

Spending more time on Chapter 8 “Imaginary Cities,” we continue to explore how different groups of humans decided to group themselves into what we might deem cities. There are examples of modern forager societies existing on two scales of imagination — the smaller-than-Dunbar-number level of kith and kin, and the imaginary huge structures in the mind allowing them to be very knowledgeable of their far-flung neighbors. So what kinds of self-organizations were possible and which might have occurred? And what are our present-day experiences?

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