By Eric R. Wolf
Wolf advances his argument by way of analyzing 3 very various societies, every one striking for its flamboyant ideological expressions: the Kwakiutl Indians of the Northwest Pacific Coast, the Aztecs of pre-Hispanic Mexico, and nationwide Socialist Germany. Tracing the heritage of every case, he exhibits how those societies confronted tensions posed by means of ecological, social, political, or mental crises, prompting ideological responses that drew on designated, traditionally rooted cultural understandings. In each one case learn, Wolf analyzes how the regnant ideology intertwines with energy round the pivotal relationships that govern social exertions. an individual drawn to the historical past of anthropology or in how the social sciences make comparisons should want to sign up for Wolf in Envisioning Power.
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