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- DescriptionSince its first publication over forty years ago Marshall Sahlins's Stone Age Ecomics has established itself as a classic of modern anthropology and arguably one of the founding works of anthropological ecomics. Ambitiously tackling the nature of ecomic 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 tions of production, distribution and exchange in early communities and examines the link between ecomics and cultural and social factors. A radical study of tribal ecomies, domestic production for livelihood, and of the submission of domestic production to the material and political demands of society at large, Stone Age Ecomics regards the ecomy as a category of culture rather than behaviour, in a class with politics and religion rather than rationality or prudence. Sahlins concludes, controversially, that the experiences of those living in subsistence ecomies may actually have been better, healthier and more fulfilled than the millions enjoying the affluence and luxury afforded by the ecomics of modern industrialisation and agriculture. This Routledge Classics edition includes a new foreword by David Graeber, London School of Ecomics.
- Author BiographyMarshall Sahlins is Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago.
- Author(s)Marshall Sahlins
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication25/04/2017
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleRoutledge Classics
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight453 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
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