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Stone Age Economics

2nd Edition

By Marshall Sahlins, Marshall Sahlins

Routledge – 2003 – 368 pages

Series: Routledge Classic Ethnographies

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    978-0-415-32010-8
    November 20th 2003
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Description

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 influential essays is one of Marshall Sahlins' most important and enduring works, claiming 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. This edition includes a new foreword by the author.

Reviews

'Sahlin's concept of the 'domestic mode of production'… starts to give economic anthropology its necessary comparative basis. That alone would make the book important.' - Mary Douglas

'His book is rich in factual evidence and in ideas, so rich that a brief review cannot do it justice; only another book could do that' - Evans-Pritchard, TLS

Name: Stone Age Economics: 2nd Edition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Marshall Sahlins, Marshall Sahlins. 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 influential essays is one of Marshall Sahlins' most important and enduring...
Categories: Anthropology - Soc Sci, Ethnography & Methodology, History & Theory of Anthropology