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Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World

Eric Wolf


This collection is a legacy of some of the author's most original work, with a foreword by Aram Yengoyan. Of the chapters, six have never been published and two have not appeared in English until now. Shortly before his death, the author prepared introductions to each section and individual pieces, as well as an intellectual autobiography that introduces the collection as a whole. Sydel Silverman, who completed the editing of the book, says in her preface, “He wanted this selection of his writings over the past half-century to serve as part of the history of how anthropology brought the study ... More

Keywords: Aram Yengoyan, Sydel Silverman, anthropology, complex societies, world systems, peasantries, culture and power, noncapitalist societies, capitalism, anthropological thinking

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Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780520223332
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520223332.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Wolf, author

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