New Directions in Economic Anthropology

New Directions in Economic Anthropology

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Using an historical perspective, Narotzky highlights the interdependent nature of the contemporary world economy, and includes case studies of Western societies. She gives special emphasis to current issues such as the anthropology of work, the informal economy, and the cultures of industrialisation.
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  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 23.62mm | 476.27g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745307175
  • 9780745307176

Table of contents


1. Production

The ecosystem

Technological processes

Access to resources

The question of 'work' in western societies

2. Distribution and exchange

Forms of Reciprocity and Redistribution



Market culture or market system?

3. Consumption

Defining consumption

The consumption unit

What happens within the consumption unit?

Beyond the domestic group boundaries

Producing while consuming

4. Social reproduction

Production and reproduction

5. Conclusion

Local culture and economic models

The case study. Local processes in the construction of labour/ capital relations

Models of analysis for a 'New Economic Organisation'

Work experiences and labour/ capital relations

Rethinking proletarianisation and class


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Review quote

'Narotzky is particularly compelling in her discussion of the relation between the counted and unaccounted as it enters practices and ideology in the informal economy, family business and home life' -- Anthropology Today
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About Susana Narotzky

Susana Narotzky is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid.
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