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History, Power, Ideology: Central Issues in Marxism and Anthropology

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Does Marxism reflect uncritically the conceptual system it fights against, rather than a truly comprehensive approach to human history? Drawing on innovative work in anthropology, history and philosophy, Professor Donham confronts this problem in analyzing a radically different social order: the former Maale kingdom of southern Ethiopia. Unlike capitalism, where inequality ...more
Hardcover, 254 pages
Published August 31st 1990 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1990)
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Molly
Nov 23, 2008 Molly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was an ethnography of Africa. If he was trying to filter his ethnography through the lens of Marxist theory, he didn't do very well, IMO. But then I could only get through half the book or so as I wanted Marxist theory used in Anthropology specifically for a paper.
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Nov 23, 2012 Emerson rated it really liked it
Really great book, anyone interesting in economic anthropology and it's relation to Marxism (or just generally) should read.
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