Cultural Materialism: The Struggle for a Science of Culture

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Rowman Altamira, Jan 1, 2001 - 381 pages
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Cultural Materialism, published in 1979, was Marvin Harris's first full-length explication of the theory with which his work has been associated. While Harris has developed and modified some of his ideas over the past two decades, generations of professors have looked to this volume as the essential starting point for explaining the science of culture to students. Now available again after a hiatus, this edition of Cultural Materialism contains the complete text of the original book plus a new introduction by Orna and Allen Johnson that updates his ideas and examines the impact that the book and theory have had on anthropological theorizing.
  

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Harris is enjoyably pugnacious when it comes to discussing his rivals. His section on Levi-Strauss had me laughing out loud. Read full review

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Contents

Research Strategies and the Structure of Science
5
The Epistemology of Cultural Materialism
29
Theoretical Principles of Cultural Materialism
46
The Scope of Cultural Materialist Theories
77
The Alternatives
115
Introduction To Part II
117
Sociobiology and Biological Reductionism
119
Dialectical Materialism
141
Structuralism
165
Structural Marxism
216
Psychological and Cognitive Idealism
258
Eclecticism
287
Obscurantism
315
Bibliography
343
Index
371
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Cultural Materialism
1979 Cultural Materialism: The Struggle for a Science of Culture. New York, Random House. Harris, Marvin. 1980 History and Ideological Significance of the ...
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Cultural materialism (anthropology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cultural Materialism: The Struggle for a Science of Culture. Updated Edition. Walnut Creek: Altamira. Moore, Jerry D. 2004. ...
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DISCIPLINES & SUBDISCIPLINES - CULTURAL MATERIALISM
1979 Cultural Materialism: The Struggle for a Science of culture. New York: Random House. 1992 "Anthropology and the Theoretical and Paradigmatic ...
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JSTOR: Cultural Materialism: The Struggle for a Science of Culture
Cultural Materialism: The Struggle for a Science of Culture. Mattnn Harris. New York: Random House, 1979. xii + 381 pp. $15.00 (cloth). ...
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Marvin Harris (1927-2001, The United States)
Marvin Harris (1927-2001, The United States). The Neomaterialist, Marvin Harris, developed the approach of Cultural Materialism, which explains culture ...
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cultural materialism: Definition and Much More from Answers.com
As Harris said in his Cultural Materialism: The Struggle for a Science of Culture. Ruling groups throughout history and prehistory have always promoted the ...
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Cultural Materialism
Cultural Materialism - Marvin Harris and The Rise of Anthropological Theory. Comparisons to Marxist Materialism and other anthropological doctrines
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Cultural Materialism
Centenary > ETC > Cultural Materialism. etc: ecology, technology, culture · about us | course | links · Anthropocentrism ...
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University of Chicago Press - Natural Selection, Energetics, and ...
All Journals > Current Anthropology > December 1981 > Natural Selection, Energetics, and "Cultural Materialism". Current Anthropology ...
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Marvin Harris
From Cultural Materialism - The Struggle for a Science of Culture: (1979). "Cultural Materialism is the strategy I have found to be the most effective in my ...
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About the author (2001)

Marvin Harris is in the department of anthropology at the University of Florida.

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