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Primacy of the infrastructure. When trying to understand or explain a widespread social practice or belief, Marvin Harris urges, always begin with an examination of infrastructural-environmental relations. He calls this the principle of infrastructural determinism (a somewhat unfortunate choice of terminology since Harris explicitly recognizes the probabilistic nature of the relationships). Because of misunderstandings and misinterpretations, Harris later renames this principle the primacy of the infrastructure.


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