Socialism - Science - Religion -Reply -Reply

Chris M. Sciabarra sciabrrc at is2.NYU.EDU
Mon Jun 12 20:51:43 MDT 1995

 Lisa asks me what do I think the "broader issues" would be in her own
area of specialization, anthropology.  Not being an anthropologist, but
still at least fascinated by the subject, I can merely refer to an
interesting article I read in THE LEFT ACADEMY, Vol. 1, written by
Eleanor Leacock.  Leacock argues that there is something wrong with any
approach that conceives of "culture" in ahistorical terms, or societies
as autonomous entities, existing independent of the dynamic forces that
have shaped them--colonialism, subjugation, exploitation, taxation,
trade, etc.  Once again, I can only suggest that we not disconnect our
disciplines from each other, and keep an eye toward the many
relationships that exist between seemingly disparate factors in social
					- Chris
Dr. Chris M. Sciabarra
Visiting Scholar, NYU Department of Politics

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