Marshall Sahlins

Marshall Sahlins


Born
in Chicago, The United States
December 27, 1930

Genre


Marshall David Sahlins (/ˈsɑːlɪnz/ SAH-linz; born December 27, 1930) is an American anthropologist best known for his ethnographic work in the Pacific and for his contributions to anthropological theory. He is currently Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago.

Average rating: 3.94 · 1,043 ratings · 88 reviews · 28 distinct worksSimilar authors
Stone Age Economics

3.93 avg rating — 270 ratings — published 1974 — 28 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Islands of History

3.81 avg rating — 154 ratings — published 1985 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Western Illusion of Hum...

4.15 avg rating — 130 ratings — published 2008 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Historical Metaphors and My...

3.78 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 1981 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Waiting for Foucault, Still

3.86 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
How "Natives" Think: About ...

3.63 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Culture and Practical Reason

4.04 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1976 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
What Kinship Is-And Is Not

4.11 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Use and Abuse of Biolog...

3.97 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1976 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Apologies to Thucydides: Un...

4.25 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Marshall Sahlins…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“One-third to one-half of humanity are said to go to bed hungry every night. In the Old Stone Age the fraction must have been much smaller. This is the era of hunger unprecedented. Now, in the time of the greatest technical power, is starvation an institution. Reverse another venerable formula: the amount of hunger increases relatively and absolutely with the evolution of culture.”
Marshall Sahlins, Stone Age Economics

“We are inclined to think of hunters and gatherers as poor because they don't have anything; perhaps better to think of them for that reason as free.”
Marshall Sahlins

“The world's most primitive people have few possessions, but they are not poor. Poverty is not a certain small amount of goods, nor is it just a relation between means and ends; above all it is a relation between people. Poverty is a social status. As such it is the invention of civilization.”
Marshall Sahlins, Stone Age Economics

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The History Book ...: SUPPLEMENTAL - FURTHER READINGS 61 92 Feb 24, 2011 10:07AM  
The History Book ...: * PREHISTORY ~ (STONE, BRONZE, IRON AGES) 77 635 Apr 10, 2018 08:50PM  
Weekly Short Stor...: Chat (Cookies and tea allowed in this room) 2736 379 Jun 06, 2018 08:51PM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Marshall to Goodreads.