A Handbook Of Economic Anthropology by James G. Carrier

By James G. Carrier

For greater than a century, anthropologists have studied the industrial lives and associations of individuals all over the world. the result of their study and mirrored image on economic climate have in most cases stayed in the self-discipline and feature no longer been on hand in an available shape to a broader readership. This significant reference e-book is meant to right this. This certain guide includes gigantic and necessary precis discussions of labor on fiscal methods and matters, and at the dating among monetary and non-economic components of lifestyles. moreover it describes conceptual orientations which are very important between financial anthropologists, and provides summaries of key concerns within the anthropological examine of financial existence in several areas of the realm. Its scope and accessibility make it priceless either to those that have an interest in a specific subject and to those that are looking to see the breadth and fruitfulness of an anthropological examine of economics. Economists from quite a lot of fields and views - from heterodox to classical, and from commercial economics to financial psychology and sociology - will locate a lot to have interaction them inside of this fascinating instruction manual, as will anthropologists interested in the numerous statements through senior figures within the box. these thinking about improvement tasks will locate this a useful reference paintings with which to realize larger realizing of and perception into the explanations for people’s fiscal actions and judgements. The concise remedies of subject matters will supply priceless educating aids and reference for additional studying by means of students in any respect degrees of analysis.

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The result was the ‘development of underdevelopment’ (Frank 1966): underdeveloped economies were not just those which had not developed, but those in which the relations of production had been distorted by involvement in international trade. The logical conclusion was that, if involvement in international trade by the weaker countries of the periphery results in exploitation and underdevelopment, the best thing to do is to withdraw from international trade and attempt to develop self-sufficiency.

Big-man systems B. Chiefdoms (classes but not states) II. Tributary modes dominant (states, cities) A. Primary state-based world-systems (Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, Ganges Valley, China, pre-Columbian Mexico and Peru) B. Primary empires in which a number of previously autonomous states have been unified by conquest (Agade, Old Kingdom Egypt, Magahda, Chou, Teotihuacan, Huari) C. Multicentred world-systems composed of empires, states and peripheral regions (Near East, India, China, Mesoamerica, Peru) D.

Seven theories of human society, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Cancian, F. 1966. Maximization as norm, strategy, and theory: a comment on programmatic statements in economic anthropology. American Anthropologist 68: 465–70. Cook, S. 1966a. The obsolete ‘anti-market’ mentality: a critique of the substantive approach to economic anthropology. American Anthropologist 68: 323–45. Cook, S. 1966b. Maximization, economic theory, and anthropology: a reply to Cancian. American Anthropologist 68: 1494–8.

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