Print version: Thompson, Willie. Work, sex and power : the forces that shaped our history. London : Pluto Press, 2015 xi, 276 pages ISBN 9780745333403
Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: The fabric of history -- Cosmos, creatures and consciousness -- Cooperation, stone, bone and dispersal -- Neolithic transformation and its consequences : settlement, wealth and social differentiation -- Gender differentiation, sex and kindred -- Status differentiation, hierarchy and hegemony -- Exploitation and violence -- Ethics, ambitions, crime and punishment -- Origins of belief in the supernatural and the first salvation religions -- Monotheism -- Imagined communities : signs and symbols, identities and nations -- A broad view : the rhythm of Empire -- Human reality in transformation : modern population, migration and labour -- Inhuman powers : capitalism, industry and their consequences -- No such thing as a free lunch : trade-offs, opportunity cost and the dynamic of unintended consequences -- Social critique -- Socialism : its promise and paradox -- Desperately seeking significance.