Anthropology and Institutional Economics

Anthropology and Institutional Economics

by James M. Acheson
     
 

The last two decades have seen a convergence of the interests of anthropologists and economists. In the past few years, a small number of anthropologists have become interested in institutional economics—many of those anthropologists are contributors to this volume. The primary objective of this volume is to begin to assess the degree to which the ideas of

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Overview

The last two decades have seen a convergence of the interests of anthropologists and economists. In the past few years, a small number of anthropologists have become interested in institutional economics—many of those anthropologists are contributors to this volume. The primary objective of this volume is to begin to assess the degree to which the ideas of institutional economics can be applied to societies in the Third World. They discuss a wide variety of institutions from this perspective, including family budgets, revolving credit institutions in Bangladesh, Mexican peasant unions, markets in East Africa, share contracts in the Philippine fishing communities, the actions of the agents of the state, and credit institutions in Africa. Co-published with the Society for Economic Anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819195968
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
10/28/1994
Series:
Monographs in Economic Anthropology Series, #12
Pages:
438
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

James M. Acheson is Professor of Anthropology and Marine Studies at the University of Maine.

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