Capitalism, Primitive and Modern: Some Aspects of Tolai Economic Growth

Capitalism, Primitive and Modern: Some Aspects of Tolai Economic Growth

by T. Scarlett Epstein
     
 


The merit of the Tolai case study lies in the fact that "the schema of economic growth of small underdeveloped societies," which it represented, "when abstracted from its specific background," appeared to be "logically likely to fit other similar societies in Melanesia and elsewhere." Epstein is especially sensitive to the role of cultural traditions, giving her…  See more details below

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The merit of the Tolai case study lies in the fact that "the schema of economic growth of small underdeveloped societies," which it represented, "when abstracted from its specific background," appeared to be "logically likely to fit other similar societies in Melanesia and elsewhere." Epstein is especially sensitive to the role of cultural traditions, giving her work importance in the field of economic anthropology. She has taken a substantivist as against a purely formalist view of the processes of economic development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878553976
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1980
Series:
Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

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