Read e-book online A Practice of Anthropology: The Thought and Influence of PDF

By Alex Golub,Daniel Rosenblatt,John D. Kelly

Marshall Sahlins (b. 1930) is an American anthropologist who performed a tremendous function within the improvement of anthropological concept within the moment half the 20 th century. Over a sixty-year occupation, he and his colleagues synthesized traits 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 suggestion in anthropology, and a politically engaged highbrow against militarism and imperialism.

This assortment brings jointly many of the world’s such a lot unusual anthropologists to discover and develop Sahlins’s legacy. all the essays are according to unique examine, such a lot facing cultural switch - an incredible subject of Sahlins’s examine, in particular 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 simply accept convenience over accuracy, no longer shirking from the ethical implications in their analyses. members contain the past due Greg Dening, 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 past due Claude Levi-Strauss.

A specified quantity that might supplement the various books and articles by means of Sahlins himself, a convention of Anthropology is an exhilarating new addition to the heritage of anthropological study.

Show description

Read or Download A Practice of Anthropology: The Thought and Influence of Marshall Sahlins (20160501) PDF

Similar anthropology books

Terrifying Muslims: Race and Labor in the South Asian by Junaid Rana PDF

Terrifying Muslims highlights how transnational operating sessions from Pakistan are produced, built, and represented within the context of yank empire and the new international warfare on Terror. Drawing on ethnographic learn that compares Pakistan, the center East, and the U.S. sooner than and after September 11, Junaid Rana combines cultural and fabric analyses to chronicle the worldviews of Pakistani hard work migrants as they turn into a part of a bigger international racial process.

Read e-book online Not Ours Alone: Patrimony, Value, and Collectivity in PDF

Elizabeth Ferry explores how participants of the Santa Fe Cooperative, a silver mine in Mexico, provide aspiring to their hard work in an period of rampant globalization. She analyzes the cooperative’s practices and the significance of patrimonio (patrimony) of their knowing of labor, culture, and neighborhood. extra in particular, she argues that patrimonio, a trust that yes assets are inalienable possessions of an area collective handed right down to next generations, has formed and sustained the cooperative’s feel of identification.

Read e-book online Cyber Selves: Feminist Ethnographies of South Asian Women PDF

In her new e-book Gajjala examines on-line neighborhood formations and subjectivities which are produced on the intersection of applied sciences and globalization. She describes the method of designing and development cyberfeminist webs for South Asian women's groups, the new release of feminist cyber(auto)ethnographies, and provides a third-world critique of cyberfeminism.

Get Interculturalism and multiculturalism: similarities and PDF

This ebook examines the connection among coverage techniques for handling the cultural range of latest societies: interculturalism and multiculturalism. the connection among those techniques has been an issue of extreme debate in recent times. a few commentators argue that they signify very assorted ways, whereas others argue that interculturalism basically re-emphasises the various center components of trendy multiculturalism.

Additional resources for A Practice of Anthropology: The Thought and Influence of Marshall Sahlins (20160501)

Example text

Download PDF sample

A Practice of Anthropology: The Thought and Influence of Marshall Sahlins (20160501) by Alex Golub,Daniel Rosenblatt,John D. Kelly


by Joseph
4.3

Rated 4.33 of 5 – based on 7 votes