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Sahlins, Marshall 1930-

Works: 191 works in 848 publications in 13 languages and 14,521 library holdings
Genres: History  Humor  Anecdotes  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, wpr
Classifications: GN489, 301.2
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Most widely held works by Marshall Sahlins
Stone age economics by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

133 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stone Age Economics is a classic of economic anthropology, ambitiously tackling the nature of economic life and how to study it comparatively. This collection of six essays, first published in 1974, is one of Marshall Sahlin's most influential and enduring works, asserting that Stone Age economies formed the original affluent society. The book examines notions of production, distribution and exchange in early communities and examines the link between economics and cultural and social factors."--Jacket
Culture and practical reason by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

58 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribesmen by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

39 editions published between 1958 and 1984 in 5 languages and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use and abuse of biology : an anthropological critique of sociobiology by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

59 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islands of history by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

59 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marshall Sahlins centers these essays on islands--Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand--whose histories have intersected with European history. But he is also concerned with the insular thinking in Western scholarship that creates false dichotomies between past and present, between structure and event, between the individual and society. Sahlins's provocative reflections form a powerful critique of Western history and anthropology"--Publisher description
Evolution and culture by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

50 editions published between 1960 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How "natives" think : about Captain Cook, for example by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Western scholars write about non-Western societies, do they inevitably perpetuate the myths of European imperialism? Can they ever articulate the meanings and logics of non-Western peoples? Who has the right to speak for whom? Questions such as these are among the most hotly debated in contemporary intellectual life. In How "Natives" Think, the distinguished anthropologist Marshall Sahlins addresses these issues head on, while building a powerful case for the ability of anthropologists working in the Western tradition to understand other cultures
Social stratification in Polynesia by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

29 editions published between 1954 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apologies to Thucydides : understanding history as culture and vice versa by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thucydides' classic work on the history of the Peloponnesian War is the root of Western conceptions of history - including the conceit that Western historiography is the foundation of everyone else's. Here, Marshall Sahlins takes on Thucydides and the conceptions of history he wrought with a new book that shows what a difference an anthropological concept of culture can make to the writing of history."--Jacket
Historical metaphors and mythical realities : structure in the early history of the Sandwich Islands kingdom by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawaiian culture as it met foreign traders and settlers is the context for Sahlins's structuralist methodology of historical interpretation
Culture in practice : selected essays by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Portuguese and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moala; culture and nature on a Fijian island by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

14 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What kinship is - and is not by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this pithy two-part essay, Marshall Sahlins reinvigorates the debates on what constitutes kinship, building on some of the best scholarship in the field to produce an original outlook on the deepest bond humans can have. Covering thinkers from Aristotle and Lévy- Bruhl to Émile Durkheim and David Schneider, and communities from the Maori and the English to the Korowai of New Guinea, he draws on a breadth of theory and a range of ethnographic examples to form an acute definition of kinship, what he calls the "mutuality of being." Kinfolk are persons who are parts of one another to the extent that what happens to one is felt by the other. Meaningfully and emotionally, relatives live each other's lives and die each other's deaths. In the second part of his essay, Sahlins shows that mutuality of being is a symbolic notion of belonging, not a biological connection by "blood." Quite apart from relations of birth, people may become kin in ways ranging from sharing the same name or the same food to helping each other survive the perils of the high seas. In a groundbreaking argument, he demonstrates that even where kinship is reckoned from births, it is because the wider kindred or the clan ancestors are already involved in procreation, so that the notion of birth is meaningfully dependent on kinship rather than kinship on birth. By formulating this reversal, Sahlins identifies what kinship truly is: not nature, but culture."--Publisher's website
Waiting for Foucault, still by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Western illusion of human nature : with reflections on the long history of hierarchy, equality and the sublimation of anarchy in the West, and comparative notes on other conceptions of the human condition by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflecting the decline in college courses on Western Civilization, Marshall Sahlins aims to accelerate the trend by reducing "Western Civ" to about two hours. He cites Nietzsche to the effect that deep issues are like cold baths; one should get into and out of them as quickly as possible. The deep issue here is the ancient Western specter of a presocial and antisocial human nature: a supposedly innate self-interest that is represented in our native folklore as the basis or nemesis of cultural order. Yet these Western notions of nature and culture ignore the one truly universal character of human sociality: namely, symbolically constructed kinship relations. Kinsmen are members of one another: they live each other's lives and die each other's deaths. But where the existence of the other is thus incorporated in the being of the self, neither interest, nor agency or even experience is an individual fact, let alone an egoistic disposition. -- Description from (Oct. 24, 2011)
Confucius Institutes : academic malware by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on reports in the media and conversations, the author shows that the Confucius Institutes are a threat to the principles of academic freedom and integrity at the foundation of our system of higher education
La découverte du vrai sauvage : et autres essais by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Tod des Kapitän Cook : Geschichte als Metapher und Mythos als Wirklichkeit in der Frühgeschichte des Königreichs Hawaii by Marshall Sahlins( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A practice of anthropology : the thought and influence of Marshall Sahlins( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Maršal Salins

Marshall David Sahlins

Marshall Sahlins Amerikaans antropoloog

Marshall Sahlins anthropologue, spécialiste de l'anthropologie économique

Marshall Sahlins antropologo statunitense

Marshall Sahlins US-amerikanischer Anthropologe

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Маршал Салинс

Салинс, Маршалл

מרשל סהלינס

살린느, 마셜 1930-

살린느, 마셜 데이비드 1930-

サーリンズ, M.

サーリンズ, M. D

サーリンズ, マーシャル



Culture and practical reasonThe use and abuse of biology : an anthropological critique of sociobiologyIslands of historyEvolution and cultureHow "natives" think : about Captain Cook, for exampleApologies to Thucydides : understanding history as culture and vice versaHistorical metaphors and mythical realities : structure in the early history of the Sandwich Islands kingdomCulture in practice : selected essays