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"The major thrust of this ebook is to carry an immense critique of materialist and rationalist causes of social and cultural kinds, however the within the technique Sahlins has given us a miles more desirable assertion of the centrality of symbols in human affairs than have a lot of our 'practicing' symbolic anthropologists. He demonstrates that symbols input all levels of social existence: these which we have a tendency to regard as strictly pragmatic, or in response to matters with fabric desire or virtue, in addition to these which we have a tendency to view as basically symbolic, reminiscent of ideology, ritual, fantasy, ethical codes, etc. . . ."—Robert McKinley, Reviews in Anthropology

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