Stone Age Economics

Stone Age Economics

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by Marshall Sahlins, M. Sahlins, Sahlins Marshal
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415330076

ISBN-13: 9780415330077

Pub. Date: 05/01/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415330077
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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