A Practice of Anthropology: The Thought and Influence of by Alex Golub,Daniel Rosenblatt,John D. Kelly

By Alex Golub,Daniel Rosenblatt,John D. Kelly

Marshall Sahlins (b. 1930) is an American anthropologist who performed a big position within the improvement of anthropological idea within the moment 1/2 the 20th century. Over a sixty-year occupation, he and his colleagues synthesized developments in evolutionary, Marxist, and ecological anthropology, relocating them into mainstream suggestion. Sahlins is taken into account a critic of reductive theories of human nature, an exponent of tradition as a key thought in anthropology, and a politically engaged highbrow against militarism and imperialism.

This assortment brings jointly the various world’s such a lot uncommon anthropologists to discover and boost Sahlins’s legacy. all the essays are in keeping with unique learn, such a lot facing cultural swap - an incredible topic of Sahlins’s study, particularly within the contexts of Fijian and Hawaiian societies. Like Sahlins’s perform of anthropology, those essays exhibit a rigorous, humanistic learn of cultural varieties, refusing to just accept convenience over accuracy, now not shirking from the ethical implications in their analyses. participants contain the past due Greg Dening, probably the most eminent historians of the Pacific, Martha Kaplan, Patrick Kirch, Webb Keane, Jonathan Friedman, and Joel Robbins, with a preface by way of the overdue Claude Levi-Strauss.

A designated quantity that may supplement the various books and articles via Sahlins himself, a tradition of Anthropology is an exhilarating new addition to the background of anthropological study.

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