Marxist Analyses and Social Anthropology

1st Edition

Maurice Bloch

Routledge
Published December 2, 2010
Reference - 242 Pages
ISBN 9780415611596 - CAT# Y113841

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Summary

Reflecting the first evaluation among British and American anthropologists of the relevance of Marxist theory for their discipline, the studies in this volume cover a wide geographical and social spectrum ranging from rural Indonesia, Imperial China, Highland Burma and the Abron kingdom of Gyaman.
A critical survey assesses the value of some key ideas of Marx and Engels to social anthropology and places in historical perspective the changing attitudes of social anthropologists to the Marxist tradition.
Originally published in 1975.

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