Marshall Sahlins is the Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology Emeritus at the University of Chicago. His books include Stone Age Economics, Culture and Practical Reason, Islands of History, and How "Natives" Think: About Captain Cook, For Example.
Culture in Practice.... provides a synoptic view of the work that
has made Sahlins one of the most important anthropologists in
America.-Times Literary Supplement
A publication that has value both as an historical record of changing Western intellectual fortunes and as an authoritative compendium of observations on those cultures whose beliefs are so often marginalized.-Robert Pepperell Leonardo