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Wolf, Eric R. 1923-1999

Works: 192 works in 856 publications in 14 languages and 20,168 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: D208, 940.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Eric R Wolf
Envisioning power : ideologies of dominance and crisis by Eric R Wolf( )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 2,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the originality and energy that have marked his earlier works, Eric Wolf now explores the historical relationship of ideas, power, and culture. Responding to anthropology's long reliance on a concept of culture that takes little account of power, Wolf argues that power is crucial in shaping the circumstances of cultural production. Responding to social-science notions of ideology that incorporate power but disregard the ways ideas respond to cultural promptings, he demonstrates how power and ideas connect through the medium of culture. Wolf advances his argument by examining three very different societies, each remarkable for its flamboyant ideological expressions: the Kwakiutl Indians of the Northwest Pacific Coast, the Aztecs of pre-Hispanic Mexico, and National Socialist Germany. Tracing the history of each case, he shows how these societies faced tensions posed by ecological, social, political, or psychological crises, prompting ideological responses that drew on distinctive, historically rooted cultural understandings. In each case study, Wolf analyzes how the regnant ideology intertwines with power around the pivotal relationships that govern social labor. Anyone interested in the history of anthropology or in how the social sciences make comparisons will want to join Wolf in Envisioning power
Pathways of power : building an anthropology of the modern world by Eric R Wolf( )

19 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of twenty-eight essays by Eric R. Wolf is a legacy of some of his most original work, with an insightful foreword by Aram Yengoyan."--Jacket
Europe and the people without history by Eric R Wolf( Book )

98 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the history of European peasants, workers, and artisans as they were affected by major economic developments and trends from the beginning of colonial expansion through the industrial revolution
Sons of the shaking earth by Eric R Wolf( Book )

117 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Middle America is described as a "history as passionate and unsettled as the volcanic nature of the land." The study concerns not only geography and language of the race, but development of agriculture and of religions
Peasant wars of the twentieth century by Eric R Wolf( Book )

109 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seks "bonderevolutionære krige" i det 20. århundrede analyseres for at belyse forskellen mellem den sidst førte med den forudgående. Mexico, Rusland, Kina, Vietnam, Algier og Cuba
Peasants by Eric R Wolf( Book )

54 editions published between 1966 and 1985 in 6 languages and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Selected references": pages 110-113
Religious regimes and state-formation : perspectives from European ethnology by Eric R Wolf( )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human condition in Latin America by Eric R Wolf( Book )

24 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropology by Eric R Wolf( Book )

27 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion, power, and protest in local communities : the northern shore of the Mediterranean by Eric R Wolf( )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and German and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hidden frontier : ecology and ethnicity in an Alpine valley by John W Cole( Book )

25 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study of ethnicity, identity, and nation-building has a new introduction (on which Eric Wolf collaborated near the end of his life) that shows the continuing validity of the book's innovative approach to ethnography, ecology, culture, and politics. The authors investigated two Alpine villages - the German-speaking community of St. Felix and Romance-speaking Tret - only a mile apart in the same mountain valley."--Jacket
The Valley of Mexico : studies in pre-Hispanic ecology and society by Eric R Wolf( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social anthropology of complex societies by Michael Banton( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume illustrates how much the study of social anthropologists has encompassed other, non-primitive societies: rural Italy, urban Africa, village politics in India and the smaller ex-colonial territories of Fiji and Mauritius are just some of the areas covered by the book. The position and contribution of British community studies is also examined, illustrating how micro-sociology can be made relevant to macro-sociology. Originally published 1966
La frontiera nascosta : ecologia e etnicità fra Trentino e Sudtirolo by John W Cole( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in Italian and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of the primitive; a critique of civilization by Stanley Diamond( )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anthropology is a kind of debate between human possibilities -- a dialectical movement between the anthropologist as a modern man and the primitive peoples he studies. 'In search of the primitive' is a tough-minded book containing chapters ranging from encounters in the field to essays on the nature of law, schizophrenia and civilization, and the evolution of the work of Claude Lévi-Strauss. Above all it is reflective and self-critical, critical of the discipline of anthropology and of the civilization that produced that discipline. Diamond views the anthropologist who refuses to become a searching critic of their own civilizations as not merely irresponsible, but a tool of Western civilization. He rejects the associations which have been made in the ideology of our civilization, consciously or unconsciously, between Western dominance and progress, imperialism and evolution, evolution and progress." --
The Mexican bajio in the eighteenth century : an analysis of cultural integration by Eric R Wolf( Book )

4 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antropología social de las sociedades complejas by Eric R Wolf( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in Spanish and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom and freedoms : anthropological perspectives by Eric R Wolf( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agricultura y civilización en Mesoamérica by Ángel Palerm( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die unsichtbare Grenze : Ethnizität und Ökologie in einem Alpental by John W Cole( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Envisioning power : ideologies of dominance and crisis
Pathways of power : building an anthropology of the modern worldEurope and the people without historySons of the shaking earthPeasant wars of the twentieth centuryThe human condition in Latin AmericaAnthropologyThe hidden frontier : ecology and ethnicity in an Alpine valleyIn search of the primitive; a critique of civilization
Alternative Names
Eric Wolf American anthropologist

Eric Wolf Amerikaans antropoloog (1923-1999)

Eric Wolf Antropólogo materialista estadounidense

Eric Wolf US-amerikanischer Anthropologe

Wolf, Eric

Wolf Eric 1923-1999

Wolf, Eric R.

Wolf, Eric R. 1923-

Wolf, Eric R. 1923-1999

Wolf, Eric R. (Eric Robert), 1923-

Wolf, Eric R. (Eric Robert), 1923-1999

Wolf, Eric Robert.

Wolf, Eric Robert 1923-

Wolf, Eric Robert 1923-1999

Wolf, William A. Christian Eric Robert 1923-1999

Wūlf, Irīk R. 1923-1999

Ерік Вульф

Эрик Вульф

אריק וולף

اريك وولف

에릭 울프

울프, 에릭 R. 1923-1999

울프, 에릭 로버트 1923-1999

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