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Harris, Marvin 1927-2001

Overview
Works: 166 works in 1,347 publications in 9 languages and 26,287 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Trivia and miscellanea  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: GN320, 301.2
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Most widely held works by Marvin Harris
Cannibals and kings : the origins of cultures by Marvin Harris( Book )

47 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 2,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a systematic discussion about the reasons for a culture making a transition from egalitarian hunter-gatherer to hierarchically based states as population density increases. According to the author, humans shifted from a low-carbohydrate diet largely based on hunter-gatherer sources to a high-carbohydrate diet largely based on agricultural when intensive agriculture began. He maintains that this diet change resulted in more body fat, which for females led to earlier menarche and a smaller reduction in fertility from nursing infants, which then led to shorter periods between pregnancies. He discusses the development of pork as a taboo food in ancient Israelite society and also the cow as a sacred animal and taboo food in Hindu culture. He also examines the concept of the hydraulic empire, ancient civilizations such as China, Persia, and Egypt that were reliant on water for agriculture
Cows, pigs, wars & witches : the riddles of culture by Marvin Harris( Book )

66 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book challenges those who argue that we can change the world by changing the way people think. Harris shows that no matter how bizarre a people's behavior may seem, it always stems from concrete social and economic conditions. From the Trade Paperback edition
The rise of anthropological theory; a history of theories of culture by Marvin Harris( Book )

132 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best known, most often cited history of anthropological theory is finally available in paperback! First published in 1968, Harris's book has been cited in over 1,000 works and is one of the key documents explaining cultural materialism, the theory associated with Harris's work. This updated edition included the complete 1968 text plus a new introduction by Maxine Margolis, which discusses the impact of the book and highlights some of the major trends in anthropological theory since its original publication. RAT, as it is affectionately known to three decades of graduate students, comprehen
America now : the anthropology of a changing culture by Marvin Harris( Book )

39 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From cults to crime to porno parlors'this book is about a lot of things that are new and strange in America today. This book is about cults, crime, and shoddy goods, and the shrinking dollar. It's about porno parlors, and sex shops, and men kissing in the streets. It's about daughters shaking up, women on the rampage, marriages postponed, divorces on the rise, and no one having kids. It's about old ladies getting mugged and raped, people shoved in front of trains, and shoot-outs at gas pumps. And letters that take weeks to get delivered, waiters who throw food at you, rude sales help, and computers that bill you for things you never bought. It's about broken benches, waterless fountains, cracked windows, dirty toilets, crater-filled roads, graffiti-covered buildings, slashed paintings, toppled statues, stolen books. It's about shoelaces that break in a week, bulbs that keep burning out, pens that won't write, cars that rust, stamps that don't stick, stitches that don't hold, buttons that pop off, zippers that jam, planes that lose their engines, reactors that leak, dams that burst, roofs that collapse ... It's about astrologers, shamans, exorcists, witches, and angels in space suits ... It's about a lot of other things that are new and strange in America today. 'from the Introduction
Cultural materialism : the struggle for a science of culture by Marvin Harris( Book )

46 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition explains the science of culture. The book is an explication of the theory with which the author's work has been associated, and this edition updates his theories and ideas
Culture, people, nature : an introduction to general anthropology by Marvin Harris( Book )

134 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiene como objetivo proporcionar una aproximación comprensiva a la materia , abarcando los cuatro subcampos de la antropología : Antropología, arqueología prehistórica, antropología física, antroplogía social, lingûística antropológica
Minorities in the new world; six case studies by Charles Wagley( Book )

38 editions published between 1958 and 1970 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War : the anthropology of armed conflict and aggression by American Anthropological Association( Book )

21 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the expanded text of prepared papers and comments delivered at a symposium held on Nov. 30, 1967, in Washington, D.C., during the Sixty-sixth Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association
Good to eat : riddles of food and culture by Marvin Harris( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the vast range of dietary habits around the world and examines the development of these differences
Our kind : who we are, where we came from, where we are going by Marvin Harris( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before consciousness formed and tools were made, before speech was learned and cultures were established, before religion, society, politics, and war, came a simple evolutionary change: one primate, our common ancestor, took the first upright step. So begins our family history ... the story told by Marvin Harris in Our Kind. The tale explores topics as varied as how the different races arose; why marriage and the nuclear family were established; why we overeat; how men came to dominate politics; why women have longer life-spans; why yuppies are such conspicuous consumers; how war has come to overshadow us, and whether it always will ... and a great deal more. -- from back cover
Patterns of race in the Americas by Marvin Harris( Book )

29 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food and evolution : toward a theory of human food habits by Marvin Harris( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nahrungsbeschaffung - Ernährungsgeschichte - Ethnobotanik - Paläoökonomie - Ethnologie - Ernährung
Cultural anthropology by Marvin Harris( Book )

53 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Town and country in Brazil by Marvin Harris( Book )

30 editions published between 1956 and 1987 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories of culture in postmodern times by Marvin Harris( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marvin Harris is arguably the most influential, prolific anthropological theorist of our time. This book brings together many of the strands of his work of the past two decades into a unified, contemporary statement on anthropological theory and practice. In this book, he presents his current views on the nature of culture addressing such issues as the mental/behavioral debate, emics and etics, and anthropological holism. He resoundly critiques many current theoretical trends_from sociobiology to postmodernism to Afrocentrism. And he offers a cultural materialist perspective on diverse contemp
Death, sex, and fertility : population regulation in preindustrial and developing societies by Marvin Harris( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recoge: La regulación de la población entre los primeros recolectores humanos; La regulación de la población y los modos de producción agrícolas; La regulación de la población y la aparición del Estado; La regulación de la población en la era del colonialismo
Culture, man, and nature; an introduction to general anthropology by Marvin Harris( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of cultural things by Marvin Harris( Book )

14 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and Portuguese and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emics and etics : the insider/outsider debate by American Anthropological Association( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sacred cow and the abominable pig : riddles of food and culture by Marvin Harris( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Cows, pigs, wars & witches : the riddles of culture
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Cows, pigs, wars & witches : the riddles of cultureThe rise of anthropological theory; a history of theories of cultureAmerica now : the anthropology of a changing cultureCultural materialism : the struggle for a science of cultureCulture, people, nature : an introduction to general anthropologyGood to eat : riddles of food and cultureOur kind : who we are, where we came from, where we are goingPatterns of race in the Americas
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