Is Sahlins Still Relevant?

Larry Cebula College of Bill and Mary (LCEBULA@EWU.EDU)
Fri, 26 May 1995 15:07:44 -0800

I am an historian who has been mostly luring on this list to
learn more about anthropology for my work on American Indians. This
week I finally started reading Sahlin's _Stone Age Economics_ and
I find it very exciting and persuasive. I see that Sahlin's book
was hugely influential on the work of a number of ethnohistorians I
What I would like to know is, how is Sahlins regarded by
anthropologists today? Are there any major rebuttals or revisions
of his work that I should look at before I start applying his
theories willy-nilly? Is there a
Sahlin's "school"?
Thanking you in advance,
Larry Cebula