At the Interface: The Household and Beyond

At the Interface: The Household and Beyond

by David B. Small, Nicola Tannenbaum
     
 

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Co-published with Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA), this volume takes a unique approach to the study of economics. Rather than concentrating on a defined analytical unit, it explores economics from the interface. That is, it examines the various kinds of relationships that can exist among and within economic units in a community and beyond. The chapters

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Co-published with Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA), this volume takes a unique approach to the study of economics. Rather than concentrating on a defined analytical unit, it explores economics from the interface. That is, it examines the various kinds of relationships that can exist among and within economic units in a community and beyond. The chapters treat the theme of the interface from four different perspectives: intracommunity interfaces, interfaces and the organization of communities, extracommunity interfaces, and the question of interfaces in archaeological investigations. The authors address various topics related to household economy, including the creation of different identities through shared labor, the dialectical relationship between global forces and local producers in structuring economic contexts, strategies that promote economic flexibility, and environmental adaptation.

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Contains papers from two symposia held in 1996 by the Society for Economic Anthropology and by the American Anthropological Association. Papers are in sections on intracommunity interfaces, interfaces and the organization of communities, extracommunity interfaces, and archaeology of the interface. Topics discussed include a cooperative in Sri Lanka, contemporary seal hunting households, and household production for global markets in Indonesia's woodworking industries. Editors' credentials are not stated. Lacks a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761814863
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Series:
Monographs in Economic Anthropology Series, #15
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.48(d)

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David B. Small is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Lehigh University. Nicola Tannenbaum is Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Lehigh University.

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