History, Power, Ideology: Central Issues in Marxism and Anthropology

History, Power, Ideology: Central Issues in Marxism and Anthropology

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Is Marxism a reflection of the conceptual system it fights against, rather than a truly comprehensive approach to human history? Drawing on recent work in anthropology, history, and philosophy, Donald Donham confronts this problem in analyzing a radically different social order: the former Maale kingdom of southern Ethiopia.

"Every once in a while there appears a book that . . . opens up new ways of inquiring into the ways of the world. Donald Donham has written such a book. The style is quiet and judicious, but the effect is stunning. . . . In putting inherited partisan approaches to the test of explaining the realities of Maale society and culture, Donham enriches anthropology and imparts new vigor to the analytical Marxian traditions. History, Power, Ideology embodies a major accomplishment."--From the Foreword
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520920798
9780520213371
Additional Contributors: Ebscomarc - monograph

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