"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 ...Read More"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"Read Less
Good. Very minimal damage to the cover no holes or tears, only minimal scuff marks minimal wear binding majority of pages undamaged minimal creases or tears. Book may have writing, underlining, highlighting, wear to cover and corners, notes in margins, writing.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
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Very Good Minus. No DJ. 8.7 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches. Pages are clean, binding is sound. Text block is foxed and lightly soiled. Spine is uncreased. White covers are toned and browned around edges and along spine, with minor edgewear, creasing and rubbing. Back cover is lightly soiled.
Very Good+ Reprint, 1988, paperback, octavo, 251pp., illustrated in b&w. Book VG+ with mild rubbing and soil to wrap, binding tight, Allen Newell's ownership signature to front endpaper, otherwise text clean bright and unmarked. No DJ.
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