Barter, Exchange and Value: An Anthropological Approach

Barter, Exchange and Value: An Anthropological Approach

by Caroline Humphrey
     
 

This novel treatment of barter represents a topical addition to the literature on economic anthropology.See more details below

Overview

This novel treatment of barter represents a topical addition to the literature on economic anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521406826
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
203
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Barter, exchange and value Caroline Humphrey and Stephen Hugh-Jones; 2. Politicised values: the cultural dynamics of peripheral exchange Nicholas Thomas; 3. Yesterday's luxuries, tomorrow's necessities: business and barter in northwest Amazonia Stephen Hugh-Jones; 4. Some notes on the economics of barter, money and credit Luca Anderlini and Hamid Sabourian; 5. Fair dealing, just rewards: the ethics of barter in North-East Nepal; 6. Inter-tribal commodity barter and productivie gift-exchange in old Melanesia Alfred Gell; 7. Qualified value: the perspective of gift exchange Marilyn Strathern.

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