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 an immense position within the improvement of anthropological conception within the moment half the 20th century. Over a sixty-year occupation, he and his colleagues synthesized developments in evolutionary, Marxist, and ecological anthropology, relocating them into mainstream idea. Sahlins is taken into account a critic of reductive theories of human nature, an exponent of tradition as a key inspiration in anthropology, and a politically engaged highbrow against militarism and imperialism.

This assortment brings jointly many of the world’s such a lot uncommon anthropologists to discover and strengthen Sahlins’s legacy. the entire essays are in line with unique learn, so much facing cultural swap - a massive subject of Sahlins’s examine, particularly within the contexts of Fijian and Hawaiian societies. Like Sahlins’s perform of anthropology, those essays show a rigorous, humanistic examine of cultural varieties, refusing to just accept convenience over accuracy, no longer shirking from the ethical implications in their analyses. members comprise the overdue 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 certain quantity that would supplement the numerous books and articles through Sahlins himself, a tradition of Anthropology is a thrilling new addition to the heritage of anthropological study.

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