Guest Lecture: Marshall Sahlins, The Alterity of Value and Vice Versa

SEP 23, 2013 | 5:00 PM TO 6:30 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

9204

WHEN:

September 23, 2013: 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

ADMISSION:

Free

Description

About Marshall Sahlins:

(PhD, Columbia 1954) Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College, is presently doing research focused on the intersection of culture and history, especially as those play out in early-modern Pacific societies. He recently published a book of his anthropological and political essays ranging from the 60s through the 90s, and is working on two others: a set of studies in history and historiography and a multi-volume work on “The Polynesian War,” a history of the great Fijian War, 1843-1855. From time to time he drops these ethnographic particularities for high-flying cultural theory. (Retired 6/97; still teaching some)

Read more on Sahlins' University of Chicago faculty profile page.