Ted C. Lewellen

American writer

Ted C. Lewellen (born 1940) is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Richmond.


  • Competition among capitalists requires that they constantly reduce the costs of production, by cutting wages or some other means, while increasing output through technological change and greater efficiency. The process, then, involves three intertwined aspects:
(1) capitalists control the means of production,
(2) laborers must sell their labor to survive because they lack access to the means of production, and
(3) there must be constant changes to increase production and cut costs.
    • Political Anthropology: An Introduction (2003), p. 213

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