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Stone Age Economics : Aldine De Gruyer - Marshall Sahlins

Stone Age Economics

Aldine De Gruyer

By: Marshall Sahlins (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 1972
ISBN: 9780202010991
Number Of Pages: 348

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Ambitiously tackling the nature of economic life and how to study it comparatively, Stone Age Economics includes six studies that reflect the authoras ideas on revising traditional views of hunter-gatherer and so-called primitive societies, revealing them to be the original affluent society. When it was originally published in 1974, E. Evans-Pritchard of the Times Literary Supplement noted that this classic study of anthropological economics ais rich in factual evidence and in ideas, so rich that a brief review cannot do it justice; only another book could do that.a

Industry Reviews

-Any anthropologist who has postponed reading this book should do so at once... This book is outstanding and enjoyable.... Though detailed and technical in places, it is always clear, succinct, and it flowers with memorable sentences.-

--Paul Stirling, Man

-Stone Age Economics is the most important book in the field of economic anthropology produced by an American cultural anthropologist since M. J. Herskovits published The Economic Life of Primitive Peoples in 1940.-

--Scott Cook, Comparative Studies in Society and History

-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 technological society that it is a wonder it was permitted to be published. Calling on extensive research among the planet's remaining stone-age societies--in Africa, Australia and South-East Asia as well as anecdotal reports from early explorers, Professor Sahlins directly challenges the idea that Western civilization has provided greater 'leisure' or 'affluence, ' or even greater reliability, than 'primitive' hunter-gatherers.-

--Whole Earth Review

-His book is rich in factual evidence and in ideas, so rich that a brief review cannot do it justice; only another book could do that.-

--E. Evans-Pritchard, Times Literary Supplement

-Sahlin's concept of the 'domestic mode of production' starts to give economic anthropology its necessary comparative basis.-

--Mary Douglas "Any anthropologist who has postponed reading this book should do so at once... This book is outstanding and enjoyable.... Though detailed and technical in places, it is always clear, succinct, and it flowers with memorable sentences."

--Paul Stirling, Man

"Stone Age Economics is the most important book in the field of economic anthropology produced by an American cultural anthropologist since M. J. Herskovits published The Economic Life of Primitive Peoples in 1940."

--Scott Cook, Comparative Studies in Society and History

"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 technological society that it is a wonder it was permitted to be published. Calling on extensive research among the planet's remaining stone-age societies--in Africa, Australia and South-East Asia as well as anecdotal reports from early explorers, Professor Sahlins directly challenges the idea that Western civilization has provided greater 'leisure' or 'affluence, ' or even greater reliability, than 'primitive' hunter-gatherers."

--Whole Earth Review

"His book is rich in factual evidence and in ideas, so rich that a brief review cannot do it justice; only another book could do that."

--E. Evans-Pritchard, Times Literary Supplement

"Sahlin's concept of the 'domestic mode of production' starts to give economic anthropology its necessary comparative basis."

--Mary Douglas "Any anthropologist who has postponed reading this book should do so at once... This book is outstanding and enjoyable.... Though detailed and technical in places, it is always clear, succinct, and it flowers with memorable sentences."

--Paul Stirling, Man

"Stone Age Economics is the most important book in the field of economic anthropology produced by an American cultural anthropologist since M. J. Herskovits published The Economic Life of Primitive Peoples in 1940."

--Scott Cook, Comparative Studies in Society and History

"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 technological society that it is a wonder it was permitted to be published. Calling on extensive research among the planet's remaining stone-age societies--in Africa, Australia and South-East Asia as well as anecdotal reports from early explorers, Professor Sahlins directly challenges the idea that Western civilization has provided greater 'leisure' or 'affluence, ' or even greater reliability, than 'primitive' hunter-gatherers."

--"Whole Earth Review"

"His book is rich in factual evidence and in ideas, so rich that a brief review cannot do it justice; only another book could do that."

--E. Evans-Pritchard, "Times Literary Supplement"

"Sahlin's concept of the 'domestic mode of production' starts to give economic anthropology its necessary comparative basis."

--Mary Douglas "This book is subversive to so many of the fundamental assumptions of Western technological society that it is a wonder it was permitted to be published. Calling on extensive research among the planet's remaining stone-age societies--in Africa, Australia and South-East Asia as well as anecdotal reports from early explorers, Professor Sahlins directly challenges the idea that Western civilization has provided greater 'leisure' or 'affluence, ' or even greater reliability, than 'primitive' hunter-gatherers."

--"Whole Earth Review"

"His book is rich in factual evidence and in ideas, so rich that a brief review cannot do it justice; only another book could do that."

--E. Evans-Pritchard, "Times Literary Supplement"

"Sahlin's concept of the 'domestic mode of production' starts to give economic anthropology its necessary comparative basis."

--Mary Douglas "This book is subversive to so many of the fundamental assumptions of Western technological society that it is a wonder it was permitted to be published. Calling on extensive research among the planet's remaining stone-age societies--in Africa, Australia and South-East Asia as well as anecdotal reports from early explorers, Professor Sahlins directly challenges the idea that Western civilization has provided greater 'leisure' or 'affluence, ' or even greater reliability, than 'primitive' hunter-gatherers."

--"Whole Earth Review"

"His book is rich in factual evidence and in ideas, so rich that a brief review cannot do it justice; only another book could do that."

--E. Evans-Pritchard, "Times Literary Supplement"

"Sahlin's concept of the 'domestic mode of production' starts to give economic anthropology its necessary comparative basis."

--Mary Douglas

ISBN: 9780202010991
ISBN-10: 0202010996
Series: Aldine De Gruyer
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 1st January 1972
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5

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