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Sahlins, Marshall 1930-

Overview
Works: 202 works in 765 publications in 6 languages and 13,971 library holdings
Genres: History  Humor  Anecdotes  Miscellanea 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: GN489, 301.2
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Most widely held works by Marshall Sahlins
Stone age economics by Marshall Sahlins ( Book )
81 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Stone Age Economics is a classic of economic anthropology, ambitiously tackling the nature of economic life and how to study it comparatively. This collection of six essays, first published in 1974, is one of Marshall Sahlin's most influential and enduring works, asserting that Stone Age economies formed the original affluent society. The book examines notions of production, distribution and exchange in early communities and examines the link between economics and cultural and social factors."--BOOK JACKET
Tribesmen by Marshall Sahlins ( Book )
17 editions published between 1958 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evolution and culture by Marshall Sahlins ( Book )
43 editions published between 1960 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The use and abuse of biology : an anthropological critique of sociobiology by Marshall Sahlins ( Book )
34 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Culture and practical reason by Marshall Sahlins ( Book )
26 editions published between 1916 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Islands of history by Marshall Sahlins ( Book )
34 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How "natives" think : about Captain Cook, for example by Marshall Sahlins ( Book )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and French and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How "Natives" Think goes far beyond specialized debates about the alleged superiority of Western traditions. The culmination of Sahlins's ethnohistorical research on Hawaii, it is also a brilliant demonstration of how to do anthropology by one of the discipline's most powerful minds
Social stratification in Polynesia by Marshall Sahlins ( Book )
25 editions published between 1958 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historical metaphors and mythical realities : structure in the early history of the Sandwich Islands kingdom by Marshall Sahlins ( Book )
23 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apologies to Thucydides : understanding history as culture and vice versa by Marshall Sahlins ( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Thucydides' classic work on the history of the Peloponnesian War is the root of Western conceptions of history - including the conceit that Western historiography is the foundation of everyone else's. Here, Marshall Sahlins takes on Thucydides and the conceptions of history he wrought with a new book that shows what a difference an anthropological concept of culture can make to the writing of history."--Jacket
Culture in practice : selected essays by Marshall Sahlins ( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moala; culture and nature on a Fijian island by Marshall Sahlins ( Book )
11 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anahulu : the anthropology of history in the Kingdom of Hawaii by Patrick Vinton Kirch ( Book )
10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What kinship is - and is not by Marshall Sahlins ( Book )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this pithy two-part essay, Marshall Sahlins reinvigorates the debates on what constitutes kinship, building on some of the best scholarship in the field to produce an original outlook on the deepest bond humans can have. Covering thinkers from Aristotle and Lévy- Bruhl to Émile Durkheim and David Schneider, and communities from the Maori and the English to the Korowai of New Guinea, he draws on a breadth of theory and a range of ethnographic examples to form an acute definition of kinship, what he calls the "mutuality of being." Kinfolk are persons who are parts of one another to the extent that what happens to one is felt by the other. Meaningfully and emotionally, relatives live each other's lives and die each other's deaths. In the second part of his essay, Sahlins shows that mutuality of being is a symbolic notion of belonging, not a biological connection by "blood." Quite apart from relations of birth, people may become kin in ways ranging from sharing the same name or the same food to helping each other survive the perils of the high seas. In a groundbreaking argument, he demonstrates that even where kinship is reckoned from births, it is because the wider kindred or the clan ancestors are already involved in procreation, so that the notion of birth is meaningfully dependent on kinship rather than kinship on birth. By formulating this reversal, Sahlins identifies what kinship truly is: not nature, but culture."--Publisher's website
Beyond nature and culture by Philippe Descola ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Successor to Claude Levi-Strauss at the College de France, Philippe Descola has become one of the most important anthropologists working today, and Beyond Nature and Culture has been a major influence in European intellectual life since its French publication in 2005. Here, finally, it is brought to English-language readers. At its heart is a question central to both anthropology and philosophy: what is the relationship between nature and culture? Culture - as a collective human making, of art, language, and so forth - is often seen as essentially different than nature, which is portrayed as a collective of the nonhuman world, of plants, animals, geology, and natural forces. Descola shows this essential difference to be, however, not only a specifically Western notion, but also a very recent one. Drawing on ethnographic examples from around the world and theoretical understandings from cognitive science, structural analysis, and phenomenology, he formulates a sophisticated new framework, the "four ontologies"--Animism, totemism, naturalism, and analogism - to account for all the ways we relate ourselves to nature. By thinking beyond nature and culture as a simple dichotomy, Descola offers nothing short of a fundamental reformulation by which anthropologists and philosophers can see the world afresh"--provided by publisher
Waiting for Foucault, still by Marshall Sahlins ( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Western illusion of human nature : with reflections on the long history of hierarchy, equality and the sublimation of anarchy in the West, and comparative notes on other conceptions of the human condition by Marshall Sahlins ( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reflecting the decline in college courses on Western Civilization, Marshall Sahlins aims to accelerate the trend by reducing "Western Civ" to about two hours. He cites Nietzsche to the effect that deep issues are like cold baths; one should get into and out of them as quickly as possible. The deep issue here is the ancient Western specter of a presocial and antisocial human nature: a supposedly innate self-interest that is represented in our native folklore as the basis or nemesis of cultural order. Yet these Western notions of nature and culture ignore the one truly universal character of human sociality: namely, symbolically constructed kinship relations. Kinsmen are members of one another: they live each other's lives and die each other's deaths. But where the existence of the other is thus incorporated in the being of the self, neither interest, nor agency or even experience is an individual fact, let alone an egoistic disposition. -- Description from http://www.press.uchicago.edu (Oct. 24, 2011)
Âge de pierre, âge d'abondance l'économie des sociétés primitives by Marshall Sahlins ( Book )
18 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in French and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Au cœur des sociétés : raison utilitaire et raison culturelle by Marshall Sahlins ( Book )
11 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in French and English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critique de la sociobiologie : aspects anthropologiques by Marshall Sahlins ( Book )
6 editions published in 1980 in French and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Sahlins, M. 1930-
Sahlins, M. D. 1930-
Sahlins, M. (Marshall David), 1930-
Sahlins, Marshall.
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Sahlins, Marshall D. 1930-
Sahlins, Marshall David
サーリンズ, M
サーリンズ, M. D
サーリンズ, マーシャル
Languages
English (384)
French (35)
Portuguese (2)
German (1)
Italian (1)
Spanish (1)
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