A recent brief contestation between Marshall Sahlins
(2011,2012) and myself (Shapiro 2012) raises questions of fundamental importance to kinship theory.
This essay frames Browne's project both as a response to the current financial crisis in the eurozone and the outcome of a self-consciously anthropological approach to economics, informed by the ideas of Marshall Sahlins
Laqueur, professor of history at the University of California at Berkeley; Sheldon Pollock, professor of Sanskrit and Indian studies at Columbia University; Marshall Sahlins
, professor of anthropology and social sciences emeritus at the University of Chicago; and Robert A.
Influenced by the study of everyday life by sociologists (Thorstein Veblen, Georg Simmel, Henri Lefebvre, Pierre Bourdieu) and anthopologists (Claude Levi-Strauss, Marshall Sahlins
, Mary Douglas), cultural studies begins examining how we (not they) live.
, in his Islands of History (Sahlins 1985), vividly illustrated a case in which social stratification led to two distinct modes of time/history-reckoning, one deep and genealogical and one shallow and habitual/mundane (Sahlins 1985: 35-54).
makes this point in his recent book Apologies to Thucydides.
Tylor to the contemporary symbolic and social anthropologies of Mary Douglas, Clifford Geertz, and Marshall Sahlins
, to name but a few, demonstrating how they shed light on such theological topics as sacrifice, gift, grace, ritual, conversion, Eucharist, and sacramental transformation.
Here Lambek has another concentration of contributions by anthropology's "heavy hitters"--Bronislaw Malinowski, Claude Levi-Strauss, Marshall Sahlins
, and Mary Douglas--although not the examples of their work one usually sees in such readers.
, in his 1972 book Stone Age Economics, wrote: "There are two possible courses to affluence.
I am fascinated by the "revisionist" anthropology of those, such as Marshall Sahlins
, who argue that "non-civilized" peoples represented the "original affluent societies"--something that may have profound implications for the biblical critique of civilization.
He offers critiques of theorists such as Pierre Bourdieu, Marshall Sahlins
, and Jurgen Habermas and historians E.
The apparent contradictions of his facts would not have been such a theoretical obstacle to Wagnleitner, had he taken advantage of contemporary work in sociological and anthropological theory, such as the studies of Marshall Sahlins
or Grant McCracken's Culture and Consumption (1990).