Our Kind: Who We Are, Where We Came From, Where We Are Going

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HarperCollins, Sep 26, 1990 - Social Science - 560 pages
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Writing with the same wit, humor, and style of his earlier bestsellers, noted anthropologist Marvin Harris traces our roots and views our destiny.

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Review: Our Kind: Who We Are, Where We Came From, Where We Are Going

User Review  - Corey Ferguson - Goodreads

Marvin Harris offers a lot of perspective on why cultures are the way they are. Due to my lack of scientific background and qualifications and the book's publish date, I'm not sure how up-to-date this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris Pollitt - Goodreads

Excellent book about our species Read full review

About the author (1990)

Marvin Harris is an American anthropologist who was educated at Columbia University, where he spent much of his professional career. Beginning with studies on race relations, he became the leading proponent of cultural materialism, a scientific approach that seeks the causes of human behavior and culture change in survival requirements. His explanations often reduce to factors such as population growth, resource depletion, and protein availability. A controversial figure, Harris is accused of slighting the role of human consciousness and of underestimating the symbolic worlds that humans create. He writes in a style that is accessible to students and the general public, however, and his books have been used widely as college texts.

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