In Culture in Practice, Marshall Sahlins proves himself to be one of the most profound and original anthropologists of our time. In the breadth of his perspective, his immense knowledge, his balanced sense of judgment and his refusal to bow to intellectual fashion, Sahlins is without doubt the wise man of contemporary anthropology.
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Sahlins: A Life in Blurbs
And a bit of log-rolling? Some of us will no doubt remember Sahlins’s arrival at the University of Chicago in the early 70s, fresh from L-S’s seminar in Paris, newly converted to the gospel of Structuralism, or at least a materialist apostate, quoting long passages in French in his economic anthropology course — which was packed, standing room only. I’m sure Marshall is always pleased to see L-S return the favor years later….
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