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Anthropology at the Dawn of the Cold War: The Influence of by Dustin M. Wax

By Dustin M. Wax

This publication breaks new flooring within the historical past of anthropology, establishing up an particular exam of anthropology within the chilly struggle period. With old distance, chilly struggle anthropology has started to end up a different box in the self-discipline. This e-book brings a couple of diversified techniques to endure at the questions raised by way of anthropology's chilly battle heritage. The individuals exhibit how anthropologists grew to become either instruments and sufferers of the chilly struggle country throughout the upward push of the us within the post-War interval. analyzing the intersection among technology and tool, this ebook is a compelling learn for anthropologists, historians, sociologists, and an individual drawn to the best way colonial and neo-colonial wisdom is produced and constructed.

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Wittfogel’s ties to the University of Frankfurt were formed by his association with the economic historian Carl Grünberg. Though Wittfogel remained at the institute after Max Horkheimer assumed the directorship, Wittfogel’s more mechanical approaches to historical materialist analysis left him out of synch with the new, dominant “critical” direction of the Frankfurt School. Wittfogel’s early interest in Marxist economics and his knowledge of Chinese agrarian history led to the publication of Wirtschaft und Gessellschaft Chinas (Economy and Society in China) in 1931.

In Wirtschaft Wittfogel used a Marxist materialist analysis to examine the role of centralized governmental systems in building and operating large irrigation projects. As formulated by Marx and Engels, socialism was to develop through a unilinear path leading from feudalism through industrial capitalism to socialism. Marx and Engels’ scant writings on the Asiatic Mode of Production presented problems for the Soviet state because, according to them, such political structures could evolve into a bureaucratic ruling class that controlled the means of production – instead of the egalitarian political structures which were the professed goal of the Soviet state.

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