Marshall Sahlins

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Marshall Sahlins
Marshall David Sahlins.jpg
Born(1930-12-27)December 27, 1930
DiedApril 5, 2021(2021-04-05) (aged 90)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
Columbia University
Scientific career
FieldsCultural Anthropology
InstitutionsUniversity of Chicago
ThesisSocial Stratification in Polynesia: a Study of Adaptive Variation in Culture (1954)
Doctoral advisorEric Wolf
Doctoral studentsDavid Graeber
InfluencesKarl Polanyi, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Leslie White

Marshall David Sahlins (/ˈsɑːlɪnz/ SAH-linz; December 27, 1930 – April 5, 2021)[1] 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.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Risen, Clay (2021-04-10). "Marshall D. Sahlins, Groundbreaking Anthropologist, Dies at 90". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-04-11.
  2. 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.