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Adaptive Strategies in Changing Cultural EnvironmentsMartínez, James (University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology, 1980)A major theme in current anthropology is the study of adaptive strategies employed by man in changing environments. The environment is understood to consist of both natural and social forces which produce internal and external stresses on a cultural system. The system is composed of established adaptive strategies that are employed at any time. This paper is intended to present some observations on the integration process of a formerly independent system (a small Highland Mexican village) into a larger expanding system (urban Mexico City).