Labor in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Labor in Cross-Cultural Perspective

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Labor in Cross-Cultural Perspective by E. Paul Durrenberger

This excellent new volume in the series from the Society for Economic Anthropology focuses on the role of labor in contrasting world economies. The contributors offer a diverse collection of case studies, illustrating labor processes in a wide range of contexts in both western and nonwestern societies. The volume presents a detailed portrait of how the mobilization of labor changes dramatically with variations in social, political and economic conditions, as well as location and time period, reaffirming the unique contribution of anthropology to economic research. Individual sections include discussions on household labor, firms and corporations, and state and transnational conditions. This book will be a valuable resource for scholars, students and interested readers of international economics, anthropology, development issues, labor studies and sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759114470
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 12/22/2005
Series: Society for Economic Anthropology Monograph Series , #23
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 338
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

E. Paul Durrenberger is professor of Anthropology at Pennsylvania State University. He received a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1971. He has served on the executive board of the American Anthropological Association, and as president of Culture and Agriculture, the Society for Economic Anthropology, and the Council of Thai Studies. He has done ethnographic fieldwork in highland and lowland Southeast Asia, Iceland, Mississippi, Alabama, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. His most recent publications include Pigs, Profits and Rural Communities (1998) and with Tom King, State and Community in Fisheries Management: Power Policy and Practice (2000). Judith Mart' is professor of anthropology at California State University, Northridge. She serves as Secretary-Treasurer and Editorial Board member of the Society for Economic Anthropology.

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