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Praised for its ?clear-headedness and common sense? (London Review of Books), this book is an introduction to the uses made of anthropology by Marx and Engels, and the uses made of Marxism by anthropologists. Maurice Bloch begins by using our present knowledge to evaluate the writings of Marx and Engels on primitive societies. He goes on to discuss the anthropological theories of the immediate successors to Marx and Engels, and assesses the significance of the fact that the only work available to them was Engels?s The Origin of Private Property, the Family and the State. He then examines the gradual reintroduction of Marxist concepts in American, British, and French anthropology. He relates how anthropologists have turned away from the theories of primitive societies developed by Marx and Engels, and have instead explained the workings of pre-capitalist societies in the light of Marxist theories of Capitalism. Printed Pages: 188. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 100522
Inhaltsangabe: This book examines the uses made of anthropology by Marx and Engels, and the uses made of Marxism by anthropologists. Looking at the writings of Marx and Engels on primitive societies, the book evaluates their views in the light of present knowledge and draws attention to inconsistencies in their analysis of pre-capitalist societies. These inconsistencies can be traced to the influence of contemporary anthropologists who regarded primitive societies as classless. As Marxist theory was built around the idea of class, without this concept the conventional Marxist analysis foundered.
First published in 1983.
Titel: Marxism and Anthropology
Verlag: Aakar Books
Auflage: First edition.
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge University Press, 1990. Hardcover. 254 p Bei dem angebotenen Buch handelt es sich um ein ausgesondertes Bibliotheksexemplar. Es trägt die üblichen Merkmale: Signatur und Stempel. Der Text ist sauber und ohne Anstreichungen. 9780521346634 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 450. Artikel-Nr. 394209