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Culture and Practical Reason
"The main thrust of this book is to deliver a major critique of materialist and rationalist explanations of social and cultural forms, but the in the process Sahlins has given us a much strongerExpand
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Historical Metaphors and Mythical Realities: Structure in the Early History of the Sandwich Islands Kingdom
Hawaiian culture as it met foreign traders and settlers is the context for Sahlins's structuralist methodology of historical interpretation
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Two or Three Things That I Know about Culture
Cette conference traite principalement de la signification continue de la culture en tant que concept anthropologique et de la signification de cette continuite pour les peuples que lesExpand
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Poor Man, Rich Man, Big-man, Chief: Political Types in Melanesia and Polynesia
With an eye to their own life goals, the native peoples of Pacific Islands unwittingly present to anthropologists a generous scientific gift: an extended series of experiments in cultural adaptationExpand
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Social Stratification in Polynesia
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The Segmentary Lineage: An Organization of Predatory Expansion1
THERE has been a broad inclination in social anthropology in recent years to apply the designations "segmentary system" and "segmentary process" to a wide variety of societies. Only slightly narrowerExpand
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Islands of History
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Islands of History.
Marshall Sahlins centers these essays on islands-Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand-whose histories have intersected with European history. But he is also concerned with the insular thinking in WesternExpand
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