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- ItemTheoretical Framework and Genesis of Cultural Materialism in Political Studies(2016) Bidochko, LesiaThe article deals with the main methodological and theoretical background of cultural materialism as an anthropological approach and a research strategy. Synthesizing Marxists’ historical materialism, cultural ecology, and neo-evolutionism, first cultural materialist Marvin Harris elaborates a tripartite scheme of the cultural system (infrastructure, structure, and superstructure), extending and extolling the infrastructure as something that includes demography and ecosystems, in addition to the productive forces and mode of production. Cultural materialism rejects dialectical materialism and class struggle, giving priority to infrastructural variables in the causal arrow of determination.