[Marxism] Fwd: How to change the course of human history | Eurozine

Carl G. Estabrook galliher at illinois.edu
Sat Mar 3 06:43:39 MST 2018

The 20th c. version  of the argument was set off by Marshall Sahlins a half-century ago in "Notes on the Original Affluent Society,” in Man the Hunter, ed. R.B. Lee and I. DeVore <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_affluent_society <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_affluent_society>>. Twenty years later Ernest Gellner extended the account in Plough, Sword and Book.

> On Mar 3, 2018, at 6:55 AM, Louis Proyect via Marxism <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:
> An odd analysis by David Graeber and David Wengrow that challenges what they describe as the Rousseauan theory of history, which supposedly romanticizes hunting and gathering societies and sees agriculture as a kind of original sin that leads to class society. It is not just Rousseau that puts forward such an analysis, of course. It is also Marxism as anybody who has read "Origins of the Family" can attest.
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