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[Xmca-l] Re: Book about history

Dear Wagner,

The main point of controversy I am aware of regarding Harman and those around him is his pretty total rejection of the Marxist arguments arising from Engels' book The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State.

Harman and others around him dismiss Marxist anthropology arising from that as almost completely bunk (and as pretty embarrassing). Yet prominent Marxist anthropologists would suggest that Engels' book is merely *inaccurately formulated* in light of more recent evidence, and that it nonetheless contains much that is very valuable.

For an alternative view of this, I would suggest Chris Knight's very thick volume "Blood Relations", or look around http://www.radicalanthropologygroup.org to get more of a general feel.

I'm not familiar with the more recent book by Faulkner that you provide a link to.


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From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of Wagner Luiz Schmit
Sent: 14 August 2013 10:03
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity; eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: [Xmca-l] Book about history

Following Vygotsky's idea that to comprehend human development Ontogenesis, it is important to comprehend it from a  Phylogenesis and, as put by Andy Blunden, Ethnogenesis and Sociogenesis (I think Vygotsky used Cultural) perspective also, I am waiting for the arrival of my copy of  "A people's history of the world" by Chris Harman.

I was also pointed out to this:

Any one knows this work? Any reviews? critics?

It is avaliable online here:

Thank you very much

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