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Cultural materialism : the struggle for a science of culture

Author: Marvin Harris
Publisher: Walnut Creek : AltaMira Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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This edition explains the science of culture. The book is an explication of the theory with which the author's work has been associated, and this edition updates his theories and ideas.
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Harris, Marvin, 1927-2001.
Cultural materialism.
Walnut Creek : AltaMira Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)683255616
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marvin Harris
ISBN: 0759101345 9780759101340 0759101353 9780759101357
OCLC Number: 47100657
Description: xviii, 381 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction to the Updated Edition / Allen Johnson and Orna Johnson --
pt. I. Cultural Materialism as a Research Strategy. 1. Research Strategies and the Structure of Science. 2. The Epistemology of Cultural Materialism. 3. Theoretical Principles of Cultural Materialism. 4. The Scope of Cultural Materialist Theories --
pt. II. The Alternatives. 5. Sociobiology and Biological Reductionism. 6. Dialectical Materialism. 7. Structuralism. 8. Structural Marxism. 9. Psychological and Cognitive Idealism. 10. Eclecticism. 11. Obscurantism.
Responsibility: Marvin Harris ; with an introduction by Allen Johnson and Orna Johnson.

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The most important anthropological statement of the nature and meaning of cultural anthropology that has thus far appeared. -- Ashley Montagu, highly acclaimed social scientist, Columbia University * Read more...

 
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