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Marshall Sahlins - Stone Age Economics - 9781138702608 - V9781138702608
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Stone Age Economics

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Description for Stone Age Economics Hardcover. Series: Routledge Classics. Num Pages: 300 pages. BIC Classification: JHM; KCZ. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 216 x 138. .

Since its first publication over forty years ago Marshall Sahlins's Stone Age Economics has established itself as a classic of modern anthropology and arguably one of the founding works of anthropological economics. Ambitiously tackling the nature of economic life and how to study it comparatively, Sahlins radically revises traditional views of the hunter-gatherer and so-called primitive societies, revealing them to be the original "affluent society."

Sahlins examines notions of production, distribution and exchange in early communities and examines the link between economics and cultural and social factors. A radical study of tribal economies, domestic production for livelihood, and of the ... Read more

This Routledge Classics edition includes a new foreword by David Graeber, London School of Economics.

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About Marshall Sahlins
Marshall Sahlins is Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago.

Reviews for Stone Age Economics
"Sahlins’ forays into economic anthropology are full of interest." Cyril S. Belshaw, American Anthropologist "Stone Age Economics, while not a survey of the economic anthropology, is as of now the most sophisticated, extensive presentation, and argument in and about, the field." Walter C. Neale, Science "This book is subversive to so many of the fundamental assumptions of Western ... Read more

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