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Marshall Sahlins, the anthropologist, has one of the best developed structuralist descriptions of culture and its interaction with reality - and of the problems that can emerge when there are rather severe gaps between the two.  His book on Captain Cook, though controversial, presents this in about as comprehensible form as you're likely to find in anthropological theory.
by Zwackus on Sat Jan 9th, 2010 at 01:43:48 AM EST

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