A Market Out of Place? (Oxford Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series): Remaking Economic, Social, and Symbolic Boundaries in Post-Communist Lithuania

A Market Out of Place? (Oxford Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series): Remaking Economic, Social, and Symbolic Boundaries in Post-Communist Lithuania

by Pernille Hohnen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199267626

ISBN-13: 9780199267620

Pub. Date: 03/15/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book focuses on the seamy side of market economy in Lithuania and shows how a "market" only becomes established by people, sacrifices, and contestation. It gives a vivid picture of the hardship of the first new entrepreneurs creating the new market economies by travelling to China, Turkey, Poland, and India to buy merchandise for resale, and shows

Overview

This book focuses on the seamy side of market economy in Lithuania and shows how a "market" only becomes established by people, sacrifices, and contestation. It gives a vivid picture of the hardship of the first new entrepreneurs creating the new market economies by travelling to China, Turkey, Poland, and India to buy merchandise for resale, and shows how their ideas slowly develop into more established routines in a more stable market.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199267620
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/15/2004
Series:
Oxford Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Related Subjects

Table of Contents

Conceptualizing 'Transition'
From 'Speculation' to Trading
Learning to Trade
How to 'Read the Market'
New Forms of Discipline
Ethnic Relations and Trans-Ethnic Discourses
Contested Images of Gender
Work versus Trading
Remaking Boundaries
Appendix
Selected Newspaper Articles about Gariunai Market 1989-1995

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