Stone Age Economics / Edition 1

Stone Age Economics / Edition 1

by Marshall D. Sahlins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0202010996

ISBN-13: 9780202010991

Pub. Date: 01/01/1972

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Stone Age Economics is a classic study of anthropological economics, first published in 1974. As Marshall Sahlinsstated 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."

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Stone Age Economics is a classic study of anthropological economics, first published in 1974. As Marshall Sahlinsstated 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780202010991
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1972
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
364
Sales rank:
1,110,398
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to new edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1The Original Affluent Society1
2The Domestic Mode of Production: The Structure of Underproduction41
3The Domestic Mode of Protection: Intensification of Production101
4The Spirit of the Gift149
5On the Sociology of Primitive Exchange185
6Exchange Value and the Diplomacy of Primitive Trade277
Bibliography315
Index337

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