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Essay Titles: What, if any, were the contributions Marxist anthropologists made to the anthropological understanding of non-Western societies? Format requirements: · stay within the word limit (2,000 words). Anything +/- 10% will be penalized. · include complete essay title on your cover page · 12-point font · text double-spaced · page numbers on every page · section subheadings as desired/appropriate · bibliography to include complete, alphabetized list of works cited · use a recognised citation style consistently. Use, for example, this https://paperpile.com/s/journal-of-the-royal-anthropological-institute-citation-style/ · or this, https://www.wells.edu/files/public/library/AAAGuide_2018.pdf Background and references (Please stick to these sources plus the attachments) Broadly speaking, the relation of anthropology and Marxism is a complex one. A rather specific kind of Marxism, ‘structural Marxism’, enjoyed a brief place in the anthropological sun during late 1960s and 1970s, enriching the anthropological vocabulary with the concepts of ‘superstructure’ and ‘infrastructure’, ‘relations of production’, ‘mode of production’, etc., before being replaced by a second and more durable wave of ‘cultural Marxism’ that owes much to the work of A. Gramsci and R. Williams. The lecture will give a broad overview of the history of Marxist anthropology in light of Marx’s own ideas and contributions to political economy. I will also seek to highlight the particular dilemmas as well as insights Marxist anthropologists generated through analysis of pre-capitalist modes of production and relations of domination. Key Readings Roseberry, W. 1997. Marx and anthropology, Annual Review of Anthropology 26: 25-46. Nugent, S. 2007. Some reflections on anthropological structural Marxism, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 13 (3): 419-431. Further Readings Althusser, . Reading “Capital”. London: Verso. Layton, R. 1997. Marxist anthropology, in his An introduction to theory in anthropology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Hart, K. 1983. The contribution of Marxism to economic anthropology, in S. Ortiz (ed.) Economic anthropology: topics and theories. Lanham MD: University Press of America. Sahlins, M. 1974. Stone age economics. London: Tavistock. Chs 2 & 3. ——- 1976. Culture and practical reason. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Bloch, M. 1973. Marxist analyses and social anthropology. London: Malaby Press. ——- 1983. Marxism and anthropology: the history of a relationship. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Godelier, M. 1977. Perspectives in Marxist anthropology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Roseberry, W. 1988. Political economy, Annual Review of Anthropology 17: 161-185. Terray, M. 1972. Marxism and ‘primitive’ societies: two studies. New York: Monthly Review Press. Seddon, D. (ed.) 1978. Relations of production: Marxist approaches to economic anthropology. London: Frank Cass. Pp. 209-257 (Godelier) & 159-170 (Meillassoux) Williams, R. 1977. Hegemony, in his Marxism and literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press; reprinted in N. Dirks et al (eds.) Culture/power/history. Princeton: Princeton University Press. O’Laughlin, B. 1975. Marxist approaches in anthropology, Annual Review of Anthropology 4: 341-370. Crehan, K. 2002. Gramsi, culture, and anthropology. Berkeley: University of California Press. Giddens, A. 1996. Capitalism and modern social theory: an analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Morrison, K. 1995. Marx, Durkheim, Weber: Formations of Modern Social Thought. London: Sage. Kahn, J. & J. Llobera 1981. Towards a new Marxism or a new anthropology?, in J. Kahn & J. Llobera (eds.) The anthropology of pre-capitalist societies. London: MacMillan. Other Works Marx, K. 2010 (1867). Capital: A critique of political economy. , Book 1: The process of the production of capital. London: Electric Book Company Marx, K. 1970 (1857). Introduction to a critique of political economy. In K. Marx & F. Engels, The German Ideology. London: Lawrence & Wishart. Marx. K. 2001. The communist manifesto. London: Electric Book Company. Marx, K. & F. Engels. 1970. The German Ideology. London: Lawrence & Wishart. Engels, F. 1972. The origin of the family, private property and the state. London: Pathfinder Press. Ethnographies Meillassoux, C. 1981. Maidens, meal and money. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Kahn, J. 1981. Minangkabau social formations: Indonesian peasants and the world economy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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