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
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
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.
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
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
An examination of the structure of the thought of primitive peoples, and has contributed significantly to our understanding of the way the human mind works.
A brilliant example of the comparative method,The Gift presents the first systematic study of the custom widespread in primitive societies from ancient Rome to present day Melanesia of exchanging gifts The gift is a perfect example of what Mauss calls a total social phenomenon, since it involves le
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
The thesis is radical, writes Marshall Sahlins of this landmark text in anthropology and political science We conventionally define the state as the regulation of violence it may be the origin of it Clastres s thesis is that economic expropriation and political coercion are inconsistent with the
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
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
Diamond has written a book of remarkable scope one of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent years n nWinner of the Pulitzer Prize and a national bestseller the global account of the rise of civilization that is also a stunning refutation of ideas of human
Brilliant, illuminating, and immensely absorbing, Collapse is destined to take its place as one of the essential books of our time, raising the urgent question How can our world best avoid committing ecological suicide n nIn his million copy bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond examined
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