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Using a cultural materialist approach, the seventh edition of "Cultural Anthropology" provides a framework for explaining how the parts of sociocultural systems are interrelated and how they change over time. "Marvin Harris' lifelong commitment to a scientific anthropology shines through in this comprehensive and well-written textbook," praises one reviewer.Described as ac ...more
Paperback, 385 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Allyn & Bacon
(first published 1983)
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American anthropologist Marvin Harris was born in Brooklyn, New York. A prolific writer, he was highly influential in the development of cultural materialism. In his work he combined Karl Marx's emphasis on the forces of production with Malthus's insights on the impact of demographic factors on other parts of the sociocultural system. Labeling demographic and production factors as infrastructure, ...moreMore about Marvin Harris...