Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth Today there is just one Us Homo sapiens n nHow did our species succeed in the battle for dominance Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human r

Race et histoire

Dans ce petit opuscule, r dig en 1952, Claude L vi Strauss, qui n est pas encore un anthropologue renomm , nous livre sa conception du fait culturel Sans pol miquer, le texte renverse bon nombre d id es re ues l illusion ethnocentrique selon laquelle l humanit s arr te aux portes de sa propre c

Structural Anthropology

The structural method, first set forth in this epoch making book, changed the very face of social anthropology This reissue of a classic will reintroduce readers to L vi Strauss s understanding of man and society in terms of individuals kinship, social organization, religion, mythology, and art.

Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology

Everywhere anarchism is on the upswing as a political philosophy everywhere, that is, except the academy Anarchists repeatedly appeal to anthropologists for ideas about how society might be reorganized on a egalitarian, less alienating basis Anthropologists, terrified of being accused of roma

Beyond Nature and Culture

Philippe Descola has become one of the most important anthropologists working today, and Beyond Nature and Culture has been a major influence in European intellectual life since its French publication in 2005 Here, finally, it is brought to English language readers At its heart is a question centr

Debt: The First 5,000 Years

Before there was money, there was debt Every economics textbook says the same thing Money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter systems to relieve ancient people from having to haul their goods to market The problem with this version of history There s not a shred of evidence to

Storia dell'antropologia

La storia dell antropologia attraversata da numerosi dibattiti che costituiscono oggi un punto di partenza irrinunciabile per riflettere sulle diversit e sulle somiglianze tra gli essere umani Questo nuovo manuale offre un quadro articolato, comprensivo ed equilibrato della disciplina, attravers

Direct Action: An Ethnography

Anthropologist David Graeber undertakes the first detailed ethnographic study of the global justice movement The case study at the center of Direct Action is the organizing and events that led to the one of the most dramatic and militant mass protests in recent years against the Summit of the Ameri

Argonauts of the Western Pacific

The founding document of economic anthropology Bronislaw Malinowski, one of the all time great anthropologists of the world, had a talent for bringing together in single comprehension the warm reality of human living with the cool abstractions of science His pages have become an almost indispensab