A Handbook of Economic Anthropology

A Handbook of Economic Anthropology

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For more than a century, anthropologists have studied the economic lives and institutions of people around the world. The results of their research and reflection on economy have generally stayed within the discipline and have not been made available to a broader readership. This book is intended to correct this.show more

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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 34mm | 898.11g
  • Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
  • Cheltenham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1845429524
  • 9781845429522
  • 892,432

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‘The volume is a remarkable contribution to economic anthropology and will no doubt be a fundamental tool for students, scholars, and experts in the sub-discipline.’show more

Table of contents

Contents: Preface Introduction James G. Carrier PART I: ORIENTATIONS Introduction 1. Karl Polanyi Barry L. Isaac 2. Anthropology, Political Economy and World-System Theory J.S. Eades 3. Political Economy Don Robotham 4. Decisions and Choices: The Rationality of Economic Actors Sutti Oritz 5. Provisioning Susana Narotzky 6. Community and Economy: Economy’s Base Stephen Gudeman PART II: ELEMENTS Introduction 7. Property Chris Hann 8. Labour E. Paul Durrenberger 9. Industrial Work Jonathan Parry 10. Money: One Anthropologist’s View Keith Hart 11. Finance Bill Maurer 12. Distribution and Redistribution Thomas C. Patterson 13. Consumption Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld PART III: CIRCULATION Introduction 14. Ceremonial Exchange Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart 15. The Gift and Gift Economy Yunxiang Yan 16. Barter Patrick Heady 17. The Anthropology of Markets Kalman Applbaum 18. One-Way Economic Transfers Robert C. Hunt PART IV: INTEGRATIONS Introduction 19. Culture and Economy Michael Blim 20. Gender Maila Stivens 21. Economy and Religion Simon Coleman 22. Economies of Ethnicity Thomas Hylland Eriksen 23. Environment and Economy: Mutual Connections and Diverse Perspectives Eric Hirsch PART V: ISSUES Introduction 24. Economic Anthropology and Ethics Peter Luetchford 25. Households and their Markets in the Andes Enrique Mayer 26. Peasants Mark Harris 27. Value: Anthropological Theories of Value David Graeber 28. Value: Economic Valuations and Environment Policy Catherine Alexander 29. Anthropology and Development: The Uneasy Relationship David Lewis PART VI: REGIONS Introduction 30. South America Terry Roopnaraine 31. Africa South of the Sahara Mahir Saul 32. The Near East Julia Elyachar 33. South Asia John Harriss 34. East Asia J.S. Eades 35. Postsocialist Societies Chris Hann Indexshow more

About James G. Carrier

Edited by James G. Carrier, Senior Research Associate in Anthropology, Oxford Brookes University, UK and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington, USshow more

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