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Theory in Economic Anthropology (18) / Edition 1

Theory in Economic Anthropology (18) / Edition 1

by Jean Ensminger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759102066

ISBN-13: 9780759102064

Pub. Date: 02/01/2002

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Comprising 13 contributions, mostly based on papers presented at the annual conference of the Society for Economic Anthropology in 1998 at Northwestern University, this volume focuses several themes: the new institutionalism; wealth, exchange, and the evolution of social institutions; small producers' interactions with the wider world; commodity chains and the

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Comprising 13 contributions, mostly based on papers presented at the annual conference of the Society for Economic Anthropology in 1998 at Northwestern University, this volume focuses several themes: the new institutionalism; wealth, exchange, and the evolution of social institutions; small producers' interactions with the wider world; commodity chains and the formal-informal sector distinction; and the role for "big theory" in economic anthropology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759102064
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
02/01/2002
Series:
Society for Economic Anthropology Monograph Series, #18
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.78(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introduction: Theory in Economic Anthropology at the Turn of the Centuryix
Part IThe New Institutionalism1
Chapter 1Property Rights and Incentives for Agricultural Growth: Women Farmers' Crop Control and Their Use of Agricultural Inputs3
Chapter 2Transaction Cost Economics: Accomplishments, Problems, and Possibilities27
Chapter 3Experimental Economics: A Powerful New Method for Theory Testing in Anthropology59
Part IIRethinking Wealth, Exchange, and the Evolution of Social Institutions79
Chapter 4Commodity Flows and the Evolution of Complex Societies81
Chapter 5Economic Transfers and Exchanges: Concepts for Describing Allocations105
Chapter 6Polanyi and the Definition of Capitalism119
Part IIISmall Producers Interacting with the Wider World135
Chapter 7Chayanov and Theory in Economic Anthropology137
Chapter 8Space, Place, and Economic Anthropology: Locating Potters in a Sri Lankan Landscape155
Chapter 9Indians, Markets, and Transnational Studies in Mesoamerican Anthropology: Predicaments and Opportunities183
Part IVCommodity Chains and the Formal/Informal Sector Distinction197
Chapter 10Transcending the Formal/Informal Distinction: Commercial Relations in Africa and Russia in the Post-1989 World199
Chapter 11Commodity Chains and the International Secondhand Clothing Trade: Salaula and the Work of Consumption in Zambia221
Part VThe Role for "Big Theory" in Economic Anthropology237
Chapter 12When Good Theories Go Bad: Theory in Economic Anthropology and Consumer Research239
Chapter 13Decision Making, Cultural Transmission, and Adaptation in Economic Anthropology251
Index296
About the Contributors313

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