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The Resource Anthropology and economy, Stephen Gudeman, University of Minnesota

Anthropology and economy, Stephen Gudeman, University of Minnesota

Label
Anthropology and economy
Title
Anthropology and economy
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Gudeman, University of Minnesota
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Comparative and critical, Anthropology and Economy offers a uniquely cross-cultural view of economy. Using examples from market and non-market situations, the book shows how economies are built on five increasingly abstract spheres, from the house to community, commerce, finance, and meta-finance. Across these spheres, economy incorporates a tension between self-interested rationality and the mutuality of social relationships. Even when rational processes predominate, as in markets, economies rely on sociability and ritual to operate, whether as cronyism, pleas to divinities or the magical persuasions of advertising. Drawing on data and concepts from anthropology and economics, the book addresses wealth inequality, resource depletion, and environmental devastation especially in capitalism, providing an understanding of their persistence and ideas for controlling them. Given the recent financial crash, Gudeman offers a different understanding of the crisis and suggestions for achieving greater economic stability"--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN448
LC item number
.G82 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New departures in anthropology
Label
Anthropology and economy, Stephen Gudeman, University of Minnesota
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Strange economies -- 2. The strength of the house -- 3. Mutuality and connections -- 4. Rituals of economy -- 5. From celebrations to sales -- 6. Colonizing -- 7. Money and abstraction -- 8. Rethinking economy
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 225 pages
Isbn
9781107577206
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015028911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025727848
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)920735354
Label
Anthropology and economy, Stephen Gudeman, University of Minnesota
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Strange economies -- 2. The strength of the house -- 3. Mutuality and connections -- 4. Rituals of economy -- 5. From celebrations to sales -- 6. Colonizing -- 7. Money and abstraction -- 8. Rethinking economy
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 225 pages
Isbn
9781107577206
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015028911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025727848
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)920735354

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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