Marxist Approaches in Anthropology

  title={Marxist Approaches in Anthropology},
  author={Bridget O'Laughlin},
  journal={Annual Review of Anthropology},
  • B. O'Laughlin
  • Published 1 October 1975
  • Economics
  • Annual Review of Anthropology
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