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Anyhow, in my opinion AHAL is the ultimate text, and the best starter text for people. That's why I made that domain, handy for bringing sharpies to bar and pub toilets, and similar places.

Second I would recommend the Against Civilization compendium that JZ made. It's very good in that it has a broad selection of writings, so people can get an overview over some of the important writers (it includes the Sahlins must-read: The Original Affluent Society, which I would definitely have put on this list if it weren't in this compendium).

Thirdly I recommend Origins, the John Zerzan reader. The essays contained within are available all over the place online, but it's a very nice and compact book with all the classic origins essays, Agriculture (where symbolic culture "wins out"), That Thing We Do (on reification), and others.

(Against Civilization's around online, e.g. & — and the book is usually very cheap. I didn't check too carefully, but I don't think those links are the enlarged (most recent) version of the book.)
I have been called both Alex and Са́ша numerous times by numerous people — usually I understand that they're talking to me. :)

I can adjust the thread title. Are you not able to do it yourself though? I thought users were able to change the topic by editing the opening post.