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Culture and Practical Reason

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ISBN-10: 0226733610

ISBN-13: 9780226733616

Edition: 1978

Authors: Marshall Sahlins

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"The main thrust of this book is to deliver a major critique of materialist and rationalist explanations of social and cultural forms, but the in the process Sahlins has given us a much stronger statement of the centrality of symbols in human affairs than have many of our 'practicing' symbolic anthropologists. He demonstrates that symbols enter all phases of social life: those which we tend to regard as strictly pragmatic, or based on concerns with material need or advantage, as well as those which we tend to view as purely symbolic, such as ideology, ritual, myth, moral codes, and the like. . . ."--Robert McKinley, Reviews in Anthropology
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 1978
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/15/1978
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 259
Size: 0.55" wide x 0.84" long x 0.06" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Marshall Sahlins is the Charles F. Grey Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. He is the author of many books. 

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