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Perspectives In U.s. Marxist Anthropology

1st Edition

By David J. Hakken, Hanna Lessinger, June Nash, Florence Babb


279 pages

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An assessment of current trends in Marxist anthropology, thiscollection of essays reflects both the unifying force of Marxist thoughtand the diversity of contemporary anthropology. Linked by a commonapproach-a shared commitment to Marxist analysis-the contributorslook at a variety of phenomena, including the problems of labor andwork, in terms of a coherent theory of Marxism. Examining political,economic, and ethnic situations, the authors discuss social structures,ideology, and class formation. This unique volume warrants the attentionof both Marxists and non-Marxists in anthropology and ofscholars in other fields.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Hanna Lessinger and David Bakken -- Rethinking Marxist Anthropology /Eugene E. Ruyle -- Studying Work: Anthropological and -- Marxist Perspectives /David Hakken -- Sumer and the Indus Valley Civilization -- Compared: Towards an Historical Understanding -- of the Evolution of Early States /Philip L. Kohl -- Nineteenth-Century Mormonism as a Partial -- "Asiatic" Social Formation /Hans A. Baer -- Ethnic Identity and Non-Capitalist Relations -- of Production in Chimborazo, Ecuador /Barbara Schroder -- The Waiting Proletariat A New Industrial -- Labor Force in Rural Maquilas /Donna J. Keren -- Marketers as Producers: The Labor Process and -- Proletarianization of Peruvian Marketwomen /Florence Babb -- Gangs, Grassroots Politics, and the -- Crisis of Dependent Capitalism in Jamaica /Faye V. Harrison -- Management by Participation: The Division of Labor, -- Ideology and Contradiction in a U.S. Firm /Nina Glick Schiller -- Corporate Hegemony and Industrial Restructuring -- in a New England Industrial City /June Nash -- Contributors -- Index.

About the Authors

David Hakken is chair of the Council for Marxist Anthropology and associate professor of anthropology, SUNY-College of Technology. Hanna Lessinger is a member of the Council for Marxist Anthropology and research associate at the Southern Asian Institute, Columbia University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General