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Marshall Sahlins (1930–2021)

Autor(a) de Stone Age Economics

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Marshall David Sahlins was an American anthropologist and political activist, born in Chicago, Illinois on December 27, 1930. He graduated from the University of Michigan (1951) with a degree in anthropology and earned his Ph.D. from Columbia (1954). In 1957, he became an assistant professor at the mostrar mais University of Michigan. In 1973, he joined the University of Chicago. Professor Sahlins political activism began in the 1960s and was expressed throughout his career. An example is his anti-Vietnam war stance. He and several professors came up with the idea of having a teach-in, following the example of the civil rights movement. Instead of teaching what was in their syllabuses, they lectured about American foreign policy, politics, and history. In May 1965, he led a national teach-in in Washington that received international media coverage. He wrote 15 books and dozens of articles and continued his political activism. Some of his books include Evolution and Culture (1960), Culture and Practical Reason (1976), Islands of History (1985), Anahulu (1992), How 'Natives' Think: About Captain Cook, for Example (1995), Culture in Practice (2000), What Kinship Is-and Is Not (2013), and On Kings (2017) written with David Graeber. His awards and honors include winning two J. Gordon Laing Prizes for his books, Culture and Practical Reason, and How 'Natives' Think. He was awarded the J. I. Staley Prize for Anahulu. The French Ministry of Culture awarded him Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters). In 2001, he received an honorary degree from the University of Michigan. He also received honorary doctorates from the Sorbonne and the London School of Economics. Marshall D. Sahlins died at his home in Chicago on April 5, 2021. He was 90. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Marshall Sahlins

Stone Age Economics (1972) 319 exemplares
Islands of History (1985) 210 exemplares
Culture and Practical Reason (1976) 164 exemplares
Tribesmen (1901) 78 exemplares
On Kings (2017) — Autor — 76 exemplares
Evolution and Culture (1960) 57 exemplares
What Kinship Is-And Is Not (2013) 30 exemplares

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Lettura estremamente utile per riconsiderare molti pregiudizi legati ai mercati contemporanei, tramite un confronto con economie "primitive". In particolare, fondamentali considerazioni - soprattutto nella prima parte di libro - sui temi dell'opulenza e della scarsità, sul rapporto tra lavoro e riposo, sul tema fondamentale dello sfruttamento delle risorse del territorio.
d.v. | May 16, 2023 |
El antropólogo M. Sahlins describe como el capitán Cook en la manifestación de Akua Lono, un dios del panteón hawaiano para demostrar que la antropología histórica no debe únicamente enfocarse en cómo los eventos son ordenados por la cultura, sino también sobre la manera en que la cultura es reordenada a través de la razón práctica. Sahlins, reconocido como uno de los más destacados antropógos, hace de su obra una brillante demostración de como hacer antropología.
BibliotecaUNED | Jun 27, 2017 |
This classic text can be read as an extended dissection of the concept of reciprocity, which has served as a cornerstone of anthropological economics and social relations. The section "correcting" Mauss's The Gift is especially engaging, second only to the rightly-famous first chapter which argues that early peoples enjoyed are much more leisurely lifestyle than we do. We pay for our "comforts" and "conveniences" with additional, unending work.

Beginning with more accessible ideas and discussions, the treatment becomes more technical and detailed as the book progresses. The reader is spared the worst of this discussion due to Sahlins's casual writing style. The dense sections are dense because of the data that needs to be presented; the author, however, does not make it unnecessarily mind-numbing. Definitely one of those books that should be actually read, rather than merely read about.… (mais)
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dono421846 | 3 outras críticas | Oct 14, 2014 |



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