Stone age economics

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Aldine-Atherton, 1972 - Business & Economics - 348 pages
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Originally published: Chicago: Aldine-Atherton, 1972.

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This classic text can be read as an extended dissection of the concept of reciprocity, which has served as a cornerstone of anthropological economics and social relations. The section "correcting ... Read full review

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Starts out fascinating with a chapter/essay on primitive tribes as the "original affluent society." In this best section of the book, Sahlins reframes the entire notion of affluence, turning from our ... Read full review

Contents

Intensification of Production
101
The Spirit of the Gift
149
On the Sociology of Primitive Exchange
185
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Marshall Sahlins is the Charles F. Grey Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. The author of numerous books, Sahlins is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

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