New Directions in Economic Anthropology / Edition 1

New Directions in Economic Anthropology / Edition 1

by Susana Narotzky
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745307183

ISBN-13: 9780745307183

Pub. Date: 07/01/1997

Publisher: Pluto Press

This introductory text is the first of its kind to provide a solid background to the main themes in economic anthropology: production, distribution, consumption and social reproduction. It also offers a critical approach to the central concepts and theoretical assumptions in economic anthropology plus new perspectives on issues which are currently transforming the…  See more details below

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This introductory text is the first of its kind to provide a solid background to the main themes in economic anthropology: production, distribution, consumption and social reproduction. It also offers a critical approach to the central concepts and theoretical assumptions in economic anthropology plus new perspectives on issues which are currently transforming the field. The integration of these three objectives is accomplished by employing a historical approach to economic problems, highlighting the interdependent nature of the contemporary world economy and examining Western societies in case studies. Special emphasis is given to current issues such as the anthropology of work, the informal economy and the cultures of industrialisation and work. Professor Narotzky specifies that human material relations cannot be theoretically separated from their cultural expressions which, in turn, are materially produced and embodied: economic relations of production need to be analysed both in their material and cultural aspects within an integrative framework of social reproduction.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745307183
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
07/01/1997
Series:
Anthropology, Culture and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Beyond Economic Anthropology1
1Production8
2Distribution and Exchange42
3Consumption99
4Social Reproduction158
5Conclusion: Local Culture and Economic Models190
References224
Index242

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