Cultural Materialism: The Struggle for a Science of Culture

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

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The most important anthropological statement of the nature and meaning of cultural anthropology that has thus far appeared. (Ashley Montagu, highly acclaimed social scientist, Columbia University Psychology Today)

Harris achieves a standard of theoretical exposition that is rare in anthropology. (Bruce Trigger Science)

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