|Died||April 5, 2021 (aged 90)|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
|Institutions||University of Chicago|
|Thesis||Social Stratification in Polynesia: a Study of Adaptive Variation in Culture (1954)|
|Doctoral advisor||Eric Wolf|
|Doctoral students||David Graeber|
|Influences||Karl Polanyi, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Leslie White|
Marshall David Sahlins (/ˈsɑːlɪnz/ SAH-linz; December 27, 1930 – April 5, 2021) was an American cultural anthropologist. He was best known for his ethnographic work in the Pacific and for his contributions to anthropological theory. He was Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Risen, Clay (2021-04-10). "Marshall D. Sahlins, Groundbreaking Anthropologist, Dies at 90". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-04-11.
- ↑ Moore, Jerry D. 2009. "Marshall Sahlins: Culture Matters" in Visions of Culture: an Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists, Walnut Creek, California: Altamira, pp. 365-385.