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Sahlins, Marshall 1930-

Works: 228 works in 1,017 publications in 13 languages and 16,449 library holdings
Genres: History  Humor  Anecdotes  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, wpr, 070
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Most widely held works by Marshall Sahlins
Stone age economics by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

159 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,973 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."--Jacket
Culture and practical reason by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

80 editions published between 1916 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical metaphors and mythical realities : structure in the early history of the Sandwich Islands kingdom by Marshall Sahlins( )

33 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawaiian culture as it met foreign traders and settlers is the context for Sahlins's structuralist methodology of historical interpretation
Tribesmen by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

42 editions published between 1958 and 1984 in 5 languages and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islands of history by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

66 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marshall Sahlins centers these essays on islands--Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand--whose histories have intersected with European history. But he is also concerned with the insular thinking in Western scholarship that creates false dichotomies between past and present, between structure and event, between the individual and society. Sahlins's provocative reflections form a powerful critique of Western history and anthropology"--Publisher description
The use and abuse of biology : an anthropological critique of sociobiology by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

70 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How "natives" think : about Captain Cook, for example by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Western scholars write about non-Western societies, do they inevitably perpetuate the myths of European imperialism? Can they ever articulate the meanings and logics of non-Western peoples? Who has the right to speak for whom? Questions such as these are among the most hotly debated in contemporary intellectual life. In How "Natives" Think, the distinguished anthropologist Marshall Sahlins addresses these issues head on, while building a powerful case for the ability of anthropologists working in the Western tradition to understand other cultures
Evolution and culture by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

51 editions published between 1960 and 1994 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social stratification in Polynesia by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

29 editions published between 1958 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A practice of anthropology : the thought and influence of Marshall Sahlins by Alex Golub( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eminent anthropologists explore the nature of culture in essays honoring a colleague and teacher
Apologies to Thucydides : understanding history as culture and vice versa by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 635 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 )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anahulu : the anthropology of history in the Kingdom of Hawaii by Patrick Vinton Kirch( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moala; culture and nature on a Fijian island by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What kinship is - and is not by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 462 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
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 )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 367 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 (Oct. 24, 2011)
Waiting for Foucault, still by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On kings by David Graeber( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In anthropology as much as in popular imagination, kings are figures of fascination and intrigue, heroes or tyrants in ways presidents and prime ministers can never be. This collection of essays by two of the world’s most distinguished anthropologists—David Graeber and Marshall Sahlins—explores what kingship actually is, historically and anthropologically. As they show, kings are symbols for more than just sovereignty: indeed, the study of kingship offers a unique window into fundamental dilemmas concerning the very nature of power, meaning, and the human condition. Reflecting on issues such as temporality, alterity, and utopia—not to mention the divine, the strange, the numinous, and the bestial—Graeber and Sahlins explore the role of kings as they have existed around the world, from the BaKongo to the Aztec to the Shilluk and beyond. Richly delivered with the wit and sharp analysis characteristic of Graeber and Sahlins, this book opens up new avenues for the anthropological study of this fascinating and ubiquitous political figure
Confucius Institutes : academic malware by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du site de l'éd.: In recent years, Confucius Institutes have sprung up on more than four hundred and fifty campuses worldwide, including nearly one hundred across the United States. At first glance, this seems like a benefit for everyone concerned. The colleges and universities receive considerable contributions from the Confucius Institutes' head office in Beijing, including funds to cover the cost of set-up, the provision of Chinese-language instructors, and a cache of other resources. For their part, the Confucius Institutes are able to further their mission of spreading knowledge of Chinese language and culture. But Marshall Sahlins argues that this seemingly innocuous arrangement conceals the more dubious mission of promoting the political influence of the Chinese government, as guided by the propaganda apparatus of the party-state. Drawing on reports in the media and conversations with those involved, Sahlins shows that the Confucius Institutes are a threat to the principles of academic freedom and integrity at the foundation of our system of higher education. Incidents of academic malpractice are disturbingly common, Sahlins shows. They range from virtually unnoticeable acts of self-censorship to the discouragement of visits from the Dalai Lama and publicly notorious cases like the scandal caused by the director-general of the Confucius Institutes at a recent meeting of the European Association for Chinese Studies when she had certain pages ripped out of the conference program and abstracts. As prominent universities are persuaded by the promise of additional funding to allow Confucius Institutes on campus, they also legitimate them and thereby encourage the participation of other schools less able to resist Beijing's inducements. But if these great institutions are to uphold the academic principles upon which they are founded, Sahlins convincingly argues that they must reverse this course, terminate their relations to the Confucius Institutes, and resume their obligation of living up to the idea of the university
La découverte du vrai sauvage : et autres essais by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Stone age economics
Culture and practical reasonHistorical metaphors and mythical realities : structure in the early history of the Sandwich Islands kingdomIslands of historyThe use and abuse of biology : an anthropological critique of sociobiologyHow "natives" think : about Captain Cook, for exampleEvolution and cultureApologies to Thucydides : understanding history as culture and vice versaCulture in practice : selected essays
Alternative Names
Maršal Salins

Marshall David Sahlins

Marshall Sahlins Amerikaans antropoloog

Marshall Sahlins anthropologue, spécialiste de l'anthropologie économique

Marshall Sahlins Antropólogo materialista estadounidense

Marshall Sahlins antropologo statunitense

Marshall Sahlins US-amerikanischer Anthropologe

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Маршал Салинс

Салинс, Маршалл

מרשל סהלינס

مارشال سائولینز

살린느, 마셜 1930-

살린느, 마셜 데이비드 1930-

サーリンズ, M.

サーリンズ, M. D

サーリンズ, マーシャル