Re: Span of ethnography (was: Isolated societies)

Thomas Kavanagh (
26 Jan 1995 13:46:48 GMT

claird@Starbase.NeoSoft.COM (Cameron Laird) wrote:
> In article <3g31ac$>,
> Iain Walker <> wrote:
> >A question. I came across a statement today along the lines of
> >'the Industrial Revolution has affected all societies in the world'.
> It sounds banal, but followers of Wallerstein
> claim this is a politically-charged proposi-

Actually, I like Eric WOlf's comment that there are no "pristine"
societies anyway, that all societies are infoluenced by their
neighbors to some extent, that all are "secondary, tertiary,
or centenary...", but its probably the only good thing in his
"Europe and the People W/o History."