Stone Age Economics

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Transaction Publishers, 1972 - Business & Economics - 348 pages
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Stone Age Economics is a classic study of anthropological economics, first published in 1974. As Marshall Sahlins stated in the first edition, "It has been inspired by the possibility of 'anthropological economics,' a perspective indebted rather to the nature of the primitive economies than to the categories of a bourgeois science." Ambitiously tackling the nature of economic life and how to study it comparatively, the book includes six studies which reflect the author's ideas on revising traditional views of the hunter-gatherer and so-called primitive societies, revealing them to be 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. It consists of a set of detailed and closely related studies of tribal economies, of domestic production for livelihood, and of the submission of domestic production to the material and political demands of society at large.

Marshall Sahlins is one of the most prominent American anthropologists of our time. He holds the title of Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. His most recent book is How Natives Think: About Captain Cook, for Example.

  

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User Review  - Zacharygs - Goodreads

This was... well, fairly boring. Perhaps why I'm not an anthropologist. It's largely putting Polanyi's "Substantive" economics into work in a few key areas. At least the author is occasionally spicy ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brandon - Goodreads

Very technical presentation, but a foundational work of both economic anthropology, and critical anthropology. An altogether important text for economists, anarchists and cultural anthropologists alike. Read full review

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Contents

The Original Affluent Society
1
The Domestic Mode of Production The Structure of Underproduction
41
The Domestic Mode of Production Intensification of Production
101
The Spirit of the Gift
149
On the Sociology of Primitive Exchange
185
Exchange Value and the Diplomacy of Primitive Trade
277
Bibliography
315
Index
337
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Marshall Sahlins is one of the most prominent American anthropologists of our time. He holds the title of Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. His most recent book is How Natives Think: About Captain Cook, for Example .

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