Cultural Materialism

Needing to really get under the skin of cultural materialism, and how it differs from new historicism I came across these clips from Marvin Harris, the man who coined the term, cultural materialism, in the anthropoligical context (as opposed to Raymond Williams literary/Marxist context). They are incredibly dated but interesting, and the clip on cults and protestant fundamentalism rather timely. Also had me thinking what a good idea it would have been, instead of schlepping all the way into the uni lecture theatre, just watch a clip from the net instead. That way the speaker can be rewound, and fast forwarded. And paused.

Clips here

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